About WLIT 1450 A

Selected topics in the literature of Italy. Readings and discussion of representational work in English translation. No knowledge of Italian is necessary. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.


Open to Degree and PACE students

Section Description

An introduction to the European fairy tale tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the work of Giovan Francesco Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Charles Perrault, the Grimm Brothers, and Angela Carter. Please note: you may not take this class if you have taken any other of my fairy tale classes because of considerable overlap.

Section Expectation

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify fairytales and related genres; retell orally and in writing a number of fairy tale classics from the European tradition; interpret the differences and similarities between versions from different times and places; analyze fairy tales according to the major interpretive theories. PLEASE NOTE: You may not take this course if you have already taken one of my fairy tale courses in English, because of considerable overlap.


Grade is based on class participation, quizzes, a midterm, a final, oral presentations, and short writing assignments.

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