The required texts are as follows:
[T] = Tatar, Maria, ed. The Classic Fairy Tales. W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. ISBN: 9780393972771.
Lord, Albert B. The Singer of Tales. 2nd ed. Edited by Stephen Mitchell and Gregory Nagy. Harvard University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780674002838.
[P] = Propp, Vladimir Yakovlevich. The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp. Edited by Sibelan Forrester. Wayne State University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780814334669. [Preview with Google Books]
[PV] = ———. Morphology of the Folktale. 2nd ed. Edited by Louis A. Wagner. University of Texas Press, 1968. ISBN: 9780292783768. [Preview with Google Books]
[K] = Kirk, Robert. The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies. Edited by Andrew Lang and Introduction by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Dover Publications, 2008. ISBN: 9780486466118. [Preview with Google Books]
[B] = Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Vintage, 1975, and later edns.
[V] = von Franz, Marie–Louise. The Interpretation of Fairy Tales. Shambhala Revised Sub Edition, 1996. ISBN: 9780877735267. [Preview with Google Books]
[K] = Kamanetsky, Christa. Children’s Literature in Hitler’s Germany: The Cultural Policy of National Socialism. Ohio University Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780821406991.
Macdonald, Dwight. “A Theory of Mass Culture.” (PDF) Diogenes, no. 3 (1953): 1–17. (Originally published in Diogenes 1953 1: 1)
[C] = Carter, Angela. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Penguin Books, 1990. ISBN: 9780140178210.
Online resource: Multilingual Folk Tale Database
|1||Introduction: Folklore and Print Culture; Links between Oral Tradition and Literary Culture||No readings|
|2–4||John M. Ellis: One Fairy Story Too Many; Germany in the Age of the Grimms; Perrault and the Written Fairy Tale Tradition||Ellis, John M. One Fairy Story too Many: The Brothers Grimm and their Tales. University of Chicago Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780226205465.|
|5||Classic Fairy Tales||[T] “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Pp. 3–72.|
|6||Classic Fairy Tales (cont.)||[T] “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard” and “Hansel and Gretel.” Pp. 74–211.|
|7||Vladimir Propp: The Russian Folktale||
[P] “Preface.” Pp. xiii–xxvi.
[PV] “Introduction.” Pp. 1–41.
|8||Vladimir Propp: The Russian Folktale (cont.)||
[P] Chapter 3: Wonder Tales, pp. 147–224.
[PV] Chapter 3: The Functions of Dramatis Personae, pp. 25–65.
|9||Robert Kirk: The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies||
[K] “Introduction.” Pp. 13–43.
[K] pp. 43–62.
|10||Robert Kirk and Celtic Fairy–belief Concluded||
[K] “A Succinct Account of My Lord Tarbett’s Relations in a Letter to the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esquire, of the Predictions made by Seers.” Pp. 63–84.
Henderson, L., and E. J. Cowan. Scottish Fairy Belief. Tuckwell Press, Limited, 2001. ISBN: 9781862321908. [Preview with Google Books]
Evans–Wentz, Walter. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. University of California Libraries, 1911.
Quiller–Couch, Arthur. “Thomas the Rhymer.” The Oxford Book of Ballads, 1910.
Child, Francis James. “Tam Lin: 39A.” The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, 1882–1898.
|11||Bruno Bettelheim: The Uses of Enchantment; Freudian Theory and the Fairy Tale||
McLeod, Saul. “Sigmund Freud.” SimplyPsychology 2013.
“Sigmund Freud.” The Victorian Web. 1998. (With particular reference to sexuality and the role of the unconscious)
[B] “Introduction.” Pp. 3–19.
|12||Bettelheim and the Freudian Interpretation (cont.)||
[B] “The Three Little Pigs.” Pp. 41–45.
[B] “The Queen Bee.” Pp. 76–78.
[B] “Little Red Riding Hood.” Pp. 166–83.
[B] “Goldilocks.” Pp. 215–24.
[B] “Snow White and the Myth of Oedipus.” Pp. 199–215.
Dundes, Alan. “Bruno Bettelheim’s Uses of Enchantment and Abuses of Scholarship.” The Journal of American Folklore 104, no. 411 (1991): 74–83.
Zipes, Jack. “On the Use and Abuse of Folk and Fairy Tales with Children.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (1978): 113–22. (Johns Hopkins University Press)
|14||Marie–Louise von Franz, Jungian Theory and the Fairy Tale||
McLeod, Saul. “Carl Jung.” SimplyPsychology 2014.
Hall, Calvin S., and Vernon J. Nordby. A Primer of Jungian Psychology. Taplinger Publishing Company, 1973. ISBN: 9780800865542.
[V] Chapters 1–5: Preface, pp. 1–113.
Betts, John. “Jungian Fairy Tale Interpretation.” Jungian Psychoanalysis.
|15||Jungian Theory Concluded||[V] Chapter 7, pp. 114–97.|
|16||The Literary Fairy Tale: Hans Christian Andersen and After||
[V] pp. 212–61.
Dahlerup, Pil, Ulla Thomsen, et al. “Splash!: Six Views of “The Little Mermaid.”” Scandinavian Studies 62, no. 4 (1990): 403–29. (University of Illinois Press.)
|17||The Literary Fairy Tale (cont.)||
Dickens, Charles. “The Magic Fishbone.” In Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales. Edited by Alison Lurie. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780192142184.
Baum, L. F. “The Queen of Quok.” In Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales. Edited by Alison Lurie. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780192142184.
Dick, Philip K. “The King of the Elves.” In Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales. Edited by Alison Lurie. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780192142184.
Asbosen, Hans Christian. “Snow White and the Seven Dads.” In The Asbo Fairy Tales. Michael O’Mara Books Limited, 2008. ISBN: 9781843172932.
|18||The Literary Fairy Tale Concluded||
[T] “Three Bluebeard Stories: Margaret Atwood, “Bluebeard’s Egg”.” Pp. 156–78.
[C] “The Bloody Chamber.” Pp. 7–41.
Warner, Sylvia Townsend. “Bluebeard’s Daughter.” In Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales. Edited by Alison Lurie. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780192142184.
|19||Abuse of the Fairy Tale?: The Nazis and German Folklore, Christa Kamenetsky||
Kamenetsky, Christa. “Folktale and Ideology in the Third Reich.” The Journal of American Folklore 90, no. 356 (1977): 168–78. (American Folklore Society.)
[K] “Folktale, Germandom and Race.” Pp. 70–81.
|20||Abuse of the Fairy Tale? (cont.): Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||Disney, Walt. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Golden / Disney, 2003, ISBN: 9780736421867.|
|21||Classic Angela Carter Stories||
[C] “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon.”
[C] “The Tiger’s Bride.”
|22||Classic Angela Carter Stories (cont.)||
[C] “The Company of Wolves.”
[C] “Lady of the House of Love.”
|23–25||Liz Lochead: Grimm Sisters||
Lochhead, Liz. “Grimm Sisters.” Sequence from Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems 1967–1984. Birlinn Limited, 2003, ISBN: 9780954407513.
Lochhead, Liz. “The Choosing.” From Memo for Spring, 1972. Blographia Literaria.
|26||Last Class||No new readings assigned|