GRMN Professor Ann Schmiesing

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Unformatted text preview: GRMN Professor Ann Schmiesing 25/08/2010 14:31:00 Legend Originally the stories / lives of saints Narrative between myth and historical fact which is about a particular figure or person (e.g. King Arthur) Often about popular folk heroes, warriors, saints, revolutionaries Fable Short narrative which has a moral Can be prose or verse Characters typically possess an identifiable trait (e.g. the sly fox, the king) Myth Concerned with creation, how things came to exist Often explain the natural order, cosmic forces Involve supernatural / supra- human beings Folk Tale As with other genres, folk tales have origins in oral traditions Folk tales include legends, fairy tales ghost stories, tall tales husband and wife tales, tales about local characters Fairy Tale Oral storytelling & literary forms In literary form, Fairy tales tend to be a prose narrative about the fortunes / misfortunes of a hero or heroine and often, though not always, ends with the hero / heroine living happily ever after Fairy tales typically contains magic: spells, disguise, charms, helpers (and / or villains) with magical abilities German Terms Mrchen o Used generally for fairy tales and folk tales; little story, magic tale, wonder tale Volksmrchen o Folk tale Kunstmrchen o artistic fairy tale; sometimes also literary fairy tale Buchmrchen o Literally book [fairy] tale Das Wunderbare o Here, the magical, the wonderful (as in wonder) Cupid and Psyche 25/08/2010 14:31:00 Theories explaining the multiple existence of fairy tales Phycological approach Diffusionist approach First literary fairy tales Cupid and Psyche (root tale of Beauty and the Beast) written by Lucius Apuleius in Latin, 2 nd century AD; part of larger work called Metamorphases (or the Golden Ass) fairy tales guarded as low literature, unless it is part of a larger, more important piece of literature what makes fairy tales become valued for themselves latter in countries like Germany? Apuleis Born in Madaura (in Algeria) 125 AD; died in 171 AD Interested in the occuld especially the occuld of Isis Aphrodite / Venus + Isis Is C & P based on cult? Cupid and Psyche Frame story: The Golden Ass (Metamorphoses) C & P in the middle of The Golden Ass Protagonist of GA is Lucius who is turned into an ass C & P first literary know representation of C & P tale, though myth often depicted in Greek art...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GRMN 2020 taught by Professor Schmising during the Spring '11 term at Colorado.

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