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Fall 2018 LIT 499-02

LIT499-02: Once Upon a Narrative Tradition
Professor: Jo Carney
Class Meetings: Monday/Thursday 2:00-3:20pm

Most people are familiar with fairy tales via Disney, but there is a rich, varied tradition of the literary fairy tale genre that comprises writers from Renaissance Italy, the salon milieu of 17th century France, the folklore movement of the German Romantic period, the Victorian period, and contemporary and postmodern experimental schools. As we read tales from many time periods, we will use various theoretical lenses but will emphasize: 1) narrative, structural, and aesthetic elements and 2) historical and cultural contexts.