165_2020_05.pptx - Structuralism and the Fairy Tale PART II \u2013 PROPP AND HOLBEK Quick Review Structuralism Based on the idea of contrastive systems of

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Structuralism and the Fairy Tale PART II – PROPP AND HOLBEK
Quick Review Structuralism Based on the idea of contrastive systems of signs Paradigmatic structuralism Binary oppositions and their resolution tell us something about the values of a culture Syntagmatic structuralism Sequence of events is important Sets up a “substitution grammar” for expressive forms
Today’s class Poll 1 Propp’s morphology 4 main observations 31 functions Holbek’s integration of Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Structuralism 3 oppositions of Scandinavian fairy tale A 3-dimensional model Poll 2
Today’s class Poll 1 Propp’s morphology 4 main observations 31 functions Holbek’s integration of Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Structuralism 3 oppositions of Scandinavian fairy tale A 3-dimensional model Poll 2
Today’s class Poll 1 Propp’s morphology 4 main observations 31 functions Holbek’s integration of Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Structuralism 3 oppositions of Scandinavian fairy tale A 3-dimensional model Poll 2
Propp’s Morphology first appeared in Russian in 1928. first translated into English in 1958. study based on motifs rather than themes in 128 Siberian tales anthologized by Afasnasyev Example: three parts of "a dragon kidnaps the czar's daughter ability to substitute parts in and out: eg *troll kidnap's minister's wife *right-wing militants disappear journalist's sister idea of constants and variables in a tale tale often attributes identical action to various personages: this makes possible the study of the tale according to the actions of the dramatis personae Dundes speaks of these as motifemes and allomotifs
Propp’s Four Rules 1. functions of characters serve as stable, constant elements, independent of how and by whom they're fulfilled 2. number of functions known to the fairy tale is limited 3. the sequence of functions is always identical 4.

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