Collins Living Learning Center | Fairy Tales in the Modern World
L210 | 22243 | Bryn Neuenschwander
Movies like Shrek, comic books like Fables, card games like Once Upon a
Time, role-playing games like Changeling: The Dreaming, books and short
stories beyond counting -- fairy tales are everywhere in the modern world.
Though they date back hundreds of years, our fascination with them has not
waned. Our ways of approaching them, however, have changed. By
applying a variety of theoretical lenses to the fairy-tale genre, we find patterns
in how modern artists have chosen to reinvent traditional texts for their own
purposes. Students will engage with the material through readings, hands-on
exercises, and opportunities for their own creative retellings, demonstrating
for themselves the relevance fairy tales still have today.