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FOLK 306 601 Russians & Fairy Tales

Z. Vaganova
Lecture: Wednesday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cross-listed with RUSS 290

In this course we will attempt to put fairy tales at the crossroads of psychological sociological structural and feminist interpretations and highlight their importance in parenting education and child psychology. We will examine these issues in the context of Russian fairy tales because of their enduring cultural impact in literature music and film. From their efforts of collecting fairy tales to the complex world of interpreting motifsand functions of the characters. Slavic Scholars have made rich contributionsto the study of this unique art form. Course materials will focus on a selection of Russian Fairy Tales (in English) and will be supplemented by cross-cultural selection of other fairy tale representations in international films and video.

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