Lecture 3 - German 250 Week 3 1 German 250 Plan for Week 3...

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1 1 German 250 Week 3 2 German 250 Plan for Week 3 I. Announcements II. BIG Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales III. Comments on “The Juniper Tree” and “Little Red Riding Hood” and the theme of “forbidden knowledge” IV. History of folk and fairy tales and their societal functions (Zipes) V. Brief notes about historical info (Germany/Europe and Grimms) on compass.uiuc.edu VI. Hansel and Gretel/Brother and Sister
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2 3 Kant and Plato • eye…soul • shadow…truth • body…mind • perception…reason • experience…intellect Metaphor: “a figure of speech through which a term designating a notion, A, is substituted for or identified with another term designating another notion, B, thereby ascribing to B one or more of the qualities of A or investing it with qualities associated with A” (Prince 51). 4 We need ideas to reason logically and to explore the fog of uncertainty that surrounds the immediate encounter with daily living. Equally, we need stories to embody the medium of time in which human character takes shape and reveals itself to us, and in which we discover our own mortality. --Roger Shattuck, Forbidden Knowledge (9)
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3 5 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales A. Philosophical B. Socio-historical C. Gender Relational D. Literary E. Psychological F. Ideological 6 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales A. Philosophical What can we know? (epistemology) What should we do? (ethics) What is the nature of knowledge? learning? reality? fiction?
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4 7 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales B. Socio-historical How does history influence us? How do we influence history? How do both we and history influence cultural production? What class, economic, and technological factors influence history and culture? 8 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales C. Gender Relational How do gender definitions change? What is the nature of gender roles? What is the relation of gender to power? sexuality? justice? prejudice?
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5 9 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales D. Literary How does metaphorical thought help us make sense of our world? What is the nature of literary revision? What is Intertextuality? What is the relationship between literature and history? 10 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales E. Psychological What is the nature of the unconscious? What causes human behavior? How do we cope with fear and anxiety? sexual desire? psychological/emotional development? (ab)normal behavior?
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6 11 Big Cultural Questions Relating to Fairy Tales F. Ideological What constitutes good values? What spiritual/religious ideology should
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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 3 - German 250 Week 3 1 German 250 Plan for Week 3...

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