165_2020_04.pptx - Structuralism and the Fairy Tale PROBLEMS WITH DRAGONS AS PETS Quick Review Genre and classification Genres are helpful to ensure

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Structuralism and the Fairy Tale PROBLEMS WITH DRAGONS AS PETS
Quick Review Genre and classification Genres are helpful to ensure that we are comparing similar things Folklore as a comparative discipline Classifiers make it easy to find things Is there an inherent bias in classifiers?
Today’s class Poll 1 The Fairy Tale as Genre What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Shepherd and the Princess as example Introduction to Structuralism Paradigmatic Structuralism Syntagmatic Structuralism Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale Multi-dimensional Structuralism Poll 2
Today’s class Poll 1 The Fairy Tale as Genre What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Shepherd and the Princess as example Introduction to Structuralism Paradigmatic Structuralism Syntagmatic Structuralism Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale Multi-dimensional Structuralism Poll 2
Today’s class Poll 1 The Fairy Tale as Genre What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Shepherd and the Princess as example Introduction to Structuralism Paradigmatic Structuralism Syntagmatic Structuralism Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale Multi-dimensional Structuralism Poll 2
Generic features of the folktale Breakout rooms What do you think of as common, defining features of the folktale?
Characterizing the folktale In German, märchen In the Scandinavian languages: Danish/Norwegian: æventyr (eventyr) From medieval Latin, adventura Swedish: saga, related to Old Norse saga Icelandic: ævintýri, from the Old Norse ævintýr Finnish: satu Folktale  fairy tale What is the difference?
Earliest work on folktale Made clear distinction between folk and fairytale: “Das Märchen ist poetischer, die Sage historischer” [The fairy tale is more poetic, the legend more historical] (Jacob Grimm, Deustsche Sagen, 1816, v) As more collections were made,there was a push toward classifying the folktale and the fairytale within the genre itself

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