Lecture 1 - German 250/ Comparative & World Lit 250/...

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1 1 German 250/ English 267 The Grimms’ Fairy Tales in Their European Context Week 1 2
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3 5 6 German 250 Plan for Week 1 Introduction 1. The omnipresence of the "remake"; the Grimms as authors of remakes/revisions, the case of "Cinderella" 2. Fairy Tales as Objects of Literary-Cultural Analysis: relatively simple, archetypal plot; "simple" characters; intended to entertain and educate 3. From Plato to Kant to the Grimms to "The Matrix": the shifting line between real and simulated, authentic and fake, original and remake 4. More on course requirements
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4 7 Online Readings Go to e-reserves through the UG library website For Wed. Plato, “Image of the Cave.” and on Compass Kant, “What is Enlightenment.” You must print out and bring the required readings to lecture and discussion 8 Plato, “Image of the Cave; or Can Virtue be Taught?” • “In the early stages he would find shadows easiest to see properly; after that, the reflections of men and other things in water; only then, the objects themselves ” (232, emphasis added).
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5 9 Plato, “Image of the Cave; or Can Virtue be Taught?” • “[…] just as it is, in its own proper place.” • […] And once he had seen it, he would
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course GER 250 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Lecture 1 - German 250/ Comparative & World Lit 250/...

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