Faculty of Arts


COMPLIT 303

Interpreting Folktales


Description

An introduction to the study of folktales, including collection and classification, oral and literary tales, structure, interpretative frameworks, revisions and film versions. Tales from many cultures will be examined. Contrasting theories on the origins and meanings of folktales will be explored.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for COMPLIT 303.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Nicole Perry

Reading/Texts

The Classic Fairy Tales. Ed. Maria Tatar. NY/London: W. W. Norton, 1999. ISBN 0-393-97277-1 (pbk).

COMPLIT 202/303 Course Reader, Parts 1 & 2.

A few additional course readings -- folktales and critical materials -- will be posted to the CANVAS course website.

Course text and readers are required and can be purchased through the University Bookstore.

Classic Fairy Tales can be ordered from Book Depository.

Assessment

Coursework

Points

COMPLIT 303: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II

Restrictions

COMPLIT 202


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