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WLGE.3000: Grimm's Fairy Tales

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the golden bird book illustration
Illustration from Household Stories, 1922         PD
Image Source: Internet Archive Book Images

Welcome to Professor Johnson's Course on Grimm's Fairy Tales

Students will study Grimms’ fairy tales; their collection and publication by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the context of 19th century German Romanticism, and their relevance to modern social commentary. Reading the texts in English translation, students will gain an understanding of the content and structure of the tales, of their cultural components, and their function through time. 

Required Text

The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated & edited by Jack Zipes, illustrated by Andrea Dezsö, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2014

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