ML 350-50: The Literary Fairy Tale
Dr. Kendra Sheehan
Online course taught in English.
The Literary Fairy Tale is an investigation of the literary fairy tale from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. This course surveys the role of the fairy tale in a globalized world by considering the origins of the fairy tale, its role in society and culture, and the cultural and historical contexts that still resonate today. This course will provide an interdisciplinary lens with which to examine fairy tales, taking careful consideration to the approaches of psychology, influences of religion, critique of politics, and the role of history in the tales studied. Additionally, the fairy tales studied this semester are not limited to just Western fairy tales, but will also consider other cultures such as Asia and Africa.