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FRENCH 214 A: The French Fairy Tale Tradition In English

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 2:50pm
CDH 115
Denyse Delcourt

Additional Details:

This course is an exploration of a major French literary tradition still greatly influential in modern literature and films. Class will focus on Charles Perrault, the 17th century author of a number of well known fairy - tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty; Madame d’Aulnoy, one of the most prolific French fairy tale writers of the 17th century, and Madame Leprince de Beaumont, author of The Beauty and the Beast. Students will be asked to read articles chosen to represent a wide variety of critical approaches to fairy tales.

Catalog Description: 
French fairy tales as a major trend in French literature and a continuing influence on modern fictions and films. Particular attention given to the numerous French women writers of fairy tales at the time of Charles Perrault (seventeenth century) and after. In English.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 10:21pm