Is Propp played out?
Fantasies tied to anxieties
LotR compared to The Hobbit in fairytale format
Bigger stakes, making things about everybody, leads into superhero format
Iron Man- undoes need to have a secret identity
Super Mario Sunshine
Setting on a quest
Video games with narrative introduction- cinematic
Walking from conversation to conversation
The silent protagonist- more blank so you can identify with them- common theme in
Faith in Wizardry
Reading: Rushdie 1992
Salman Rushdie- India to UK
Rushdies take on the ending as a betrayal
a friend of Dorothy- lgbt term, double meaning before stonewall
Actors came out of vaudeville
Old charm with new technology
Love, ambition, money-for women
Reading: "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon," 1979. Under Content.
The Tigers Bride, 1993. In Tatar.
1st feminist fairy tale Fairy Tale Liberation by Alison Lurie
Filling in characters and gaps in plot
Love, ambition, money-for men
Reading: Hoffmann, E.T.A. The Mines of Falun, 1819. Carmen.
Perspectives on capitalism were different based on where people were located in Europe
power makes you stupid- keeps you from paying attention
The Disney barometer: from worker discipline to consumer education
Readings: Zipes, Breaking the Disney Spell, 1995 (Tatar)
Bendix, Regina Seashell Bra and Happy End: Disney's Transformations of 'The Little
Mermaid, 1993. Carmen.
Growing up socialist
Readings: Lazar Lagin, "The Old Genie Khottabych: A Story of Make-Believe," 1938.
Marina Balina, "Fairy Tales of Socialist Realism: Introduction." In Balina, Goscilo, and
Lipovetsky, eds. Politicizing Magic,
The family life of the Brothers Grimm
Readings: Zipes, Jack Once There Were Two Brothers Named Grimm, 1992
"Hansel and Gretel" and "The Juniper Tree"
Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales, 1987. Tatar.
The Three Spinners
Rags to riches: the fairy tales goes to America
Readings: Alger, Ragged Dick (1868) and Struggling Upward (1890)
Setting- descriptive in order to immerse
Not concerned with who we should identify with because we simply have a good guy
Repression and transcendence: Andersen
Readings: Hans Christian Andersen selections
Writing new tales in the fairytale frame work
Characters as a reflection of himself
The Little Mermaid
The object is more the soul than the prince
Manners and the civilizing process
Readings: Perrault, Charles. Riquet of the Tuft, "Puss in Boots," 1697.
Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie. Beauty and the Beast, 1756.
17th century France, have to be in Paris and around the king to be a
The invention of childhood-and how actual children tell stories
Readings: Little Red Riding Hood. Tatar 3-24, but concentrate on the first three
Zohar Shavit, The Concept of Childhood and Childrens Folktales: Test Case-Little Re
Rejecting adventure: how the Bible revises the riddle tale
Reading: Judges 13-16 (the story of Samson). Carmen.
Bauman, Richard. 2004. "'I'll Give You Three Guesses'": The Dynamics of Genre in the
Riddle Tale." In A World of Others' Words
Storytelling and social power
The Man Who Had No Story. Two Irish versions: from County Cork, 1933, and from
County Donegal, 1965. Carmen.
Ramanujan, A.K. Towards a Counter-System: Womens Tales, 1991. Carmen.
Ramanujan- coming from a pl
What is the modern happy ending?
Is happiness confused or challenged?
Love story- challenged a bit at first, but never refused
Once upon a time- constantly challenged because of the format
Connecting and detaching
Men and women in context: Appalachia
How the spoof of FT is a way of continuing to tell the fairytale
The oral tradition close to home
They could only keep their stories when they were forced out of their homes
The importance of the way la
Reading: Falassi, Alessandro. Cinderella in Tuscany, 1980. Carmen.
Sex, power and wealth were driving forces
Propp- picturesque vs repetition
Why do we value the same story over and over?
Memorization and spreading
Reading: Propp, Vladimir. From The Morphology of the Folktale, 1928. In Tatar 382-387.
Beauty of distance vs beauty of familiarity
Cats under the sea- when there are too many kittens, you drown them- farms
Western fairytales are more form
Reading: Mathias and Raspa, Introduction, 3-20
Mathias and Raspa, Mrchen: read the tales "Barbarina and the Black Snake, The Cats
Under the Sea, The Ducks That Talked, and Margherita.
horizon of expectations