Fairy Tales -- Notes from Mother Goose to Tolkien

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Unformatted text preview: FAIRY TALES -- LIT3930H Professor: Dr. Kevin Yee January 8th Class Notes Fairy Tales- Come from the French word “Contes de Fees” (Stories of Fairies)-First termed by Charles Perrault.- The German word “marchen” means “little story.”- The word “madchen,” meaning “little maid,” entitles whom the stories were usu- ally about (i.e. Cinderella, Snow White).- The German term “volksmarchen” can then be translated as “folk little story” or simply “folk tales.” Mother Goose-The modern equivalent to fairy tales.-Commonly known as “nursery rhymes,” the title Mother Goose came from the French as a subtitle to books of such stories.- “Mother Goose” was a French term of affection for an old woman.- While fairy tales are already short, Nursery Rhymes are much shorter. Memes- From the Greek “mimesis” -- to imitate, or “mime.”- A modern day example: “I Can Has Cheezburger?” which imitates language in an absurd fashion....
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