104年第3學期-9121 文討：小說選讀：童話故事 課程資訊
1. Students will attempt to define fairy tales as part of children’s literature and literature.
2. Students will examine a wide range of fairy tales aimed at children as well as adults.
3. Students will analyze and determine the various characteristics of fairy tales.
4. Literary theories which can easily be applied to fairy tales will be studied and students will learn to analyze fairy tales using different literary critical theories.
5. Students will independently research a topic (a theme in several tales, one tale in several forms, etc.) and present their findings to the class.
6. Students will write journals in which they reflect critically on their reading of fairy tales.
7. Students will write and perform a (fractured) fairy tale which will demonstrate their understanding of the characteristics of fairy tales.
8. Students will write an essay on a particular tale, a particular theme, or a particular author.
This course will introduce students to fairy tales which form a major part of literature provided to children, but which are also part of literature aimed at adults. Fairy tales are types of narrative that children (and their parents) will be exposed to, either in visual form (picture books), in illustrated texts, or as films and theatre productions. Moreover, fairy tales have been the basis for literary works (such as poetry, short stories, novels, films, etc.) aimed at readers across different age groups both in the past and the present. This course aims to introduce students to various kinds of fairy tales written for children and for adults and will look at fairy tales from different traditions. The historical development of fairy tales will be discussed, covering the early oral tradition of fairy tales, the censored fairy tales for children, the development of literary fairy tales in the 19th century and the creation of fractured fairy tales in the 20th century. This course aims to introduce students to various aspects of fairy tales. Students will learn to approach fairy tales critically, applying different literary theories to the tales. At the same time students will strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing these works.
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There is no text book for this class. A selection of readings with extracts from major publications in the field of fairy tale studies and children’s literature will be provided and a number of tales will be studied in detail. Materials will be collected by the teacher and students will be provided with the required reading materials throughout the semester. The following novel should be bought:
Lanagan, Margo (2006; 2015) Yellowcake New York: Ember.