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Fairy Tales: Tricksters, Fools, and Villains

July 2022 Confirmed

Precepted by Pilar Barrera.
In this module, we will examine fairy tales about tricksters and villains. We will discuss questions such as: why are tricksters important? What is the role of villains? What are some recurring themes in these tales? Stories to be discussed include “Hansel and Gretel”, “Bluebeard”, “Hans in Luck”, “Momotaro, the Peach Boy”, “The Bremen Musicians”, “The Old Woman and the Tramp”, and “The Tinder Box”.

Required Texts

Readings will be supplied.

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Days and Times

Meeting Wednesdays & Fridays @5:00 PM (Eastern Time), starting July 1

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