Grimms' Fairy Tales

GER 251
Dear Mili Image

We read substantial parts of the Grimms' 19th-century collections and some of their French and Italian predecessors, and we consider other storytelling forms, film, and illustration. Why do we continue to tell and to know these tales? Why do certain stories recur again and again, in Western and other cultures? The power of narrative is at the center of our lives, and of these tales, and by the end of the semester we will understand this power much better.