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LIT3930H:FairyTalesFromDisneytoGrimmsandBeyond

DepartmentofEnglish CollegeofArtsandHumanities,UniversityofCentralFlorida

COURSESYLLABUS
Instructor: Office: Phone: EMail: OfficeHours: I. Term: Spring2008 ClassMeetingDays: Tue&Thu ClassMeetingHours: 6:00pmto7:50pm ClassLocation: ENGI 0383 LabLocation: ENGII 0314

KevinYee CL1207 4078233544 kevinyee@mail.ucf.edu Tue&Thu:3:00PM5:00PMand byappt

Welcome! Thisisaninterdisciplinaryhonorsseminarinvestigatingfairytales,theirpopularmythos,andtheirlongevity.Atthe endofthiscourseyouwillhaveafirmgroundingintheoriginsofmanypopulartalesandbeabletodiscusscritically theirrolesinoursocietytoday.

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UniversityCourseCatalogDescription HonorsSpecialTopics CourseOverview Thepurposeofthiscourseistotransformstudentsinteractionwithfairytalesfromamodeofunreflective consumptiontooneofdispassionatecriticism.Pervasiveinmostculturesaroundtheworld,fairytalesthrivebecause oftheiruniversalnatureandtheirfundamentalmirroringofsocietalviews.Fairytalesaremorethanjustchildrens literature;theyareculturalartifactsthatindicatetheprimacyofsocialmores.Indeed,themodernfilmandvideo gameindustriesmightbeunderstoodastechnologicaldescendantsoftheBrothersGrimm.Thiscourseinvestigates thesenarrativesinthecontextoftheirlongevity,theirorigins,andtheireverchangingrolesinmediaandpopular culture.Ourinvestigationwillbeinterdisciplinary,withapproachessuchasliterary,sociologicalhistorical, psychoanalytic,folklorist,feminist,andfilmstudies.Wewillreadseveralfairytalesfromeachofthemajor collectionsinWesternEurope,augmentedbyfilmshowings(especiallyDisney).Additionally,wewillengage theoreticalpositionsandsecondaryliteratureinourattempttounderstandthesevarioustextsandfilmsincontext. CourseObjectives Bytheendofthiscourse,studentswillbeableto: 1. differentiatevariousfairytaletraditions 2. applycriticalthinkingskillswhenapproachingaculturalartifactnotalwaysgivencriticalattention 3. researchnewfairytalesusingappropriatemethodologyandtheory

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integratefairytalestudyintorealworldconcerns

CoursePrerequisites HonorsGEPcompletionorconsentoftheBurnettHonorsCollege

CourseCredits Three

RequiredTextsandMaterials Zipes,Jack.TheGreatFairyTaleTradition:FromStraparolaandBasiletotheBrothersGrimm(NortonCritical Editions).1stEdition,W.W.Norton,2000. CoursePak,availableattheUCFBookstore,containingsecondaryliteraturesuchas: JeanBaudrillard,SimulacraandSimulations PeterBennett,FilmStudies:TheEssentialResource(excerpts) BrunoBettelheim,TheUsesofEnchantment(excerpts) JosephCampbell,TheHerowiththeThousandFaces(excerpts) RobertDarnton,TheGreatCatMassacre(excerpts) LindaDegh,SocialRelevanceofaControversialClassic JohnEllis,OneFairyStoryTooMany(excerpts) DanielGoldhagen,HitlersWillingExecutioners(excerpts) CarlJung,TheArchetypesandtheCollectiveUnconscious(excerpts) JillNelmes,AnIntroductiontoFilmStudies(excerpts) PamelaOBrien,TheHappiestFilmsonEarth HenrySchwarz,"MissionImpossible:IntroducingPostcolonialStudiesintheUSAcademy StevenSeidman,QueerTheory/Sociology(excerpts) MariaTatar,TheHardFactsoftheGrimmsFairyTales(excerpts)

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Supplementary(Optional)TextsandMaterials Bettelheim,Bruno.TheUsesofEnchantment:TheMeaningandImportanceofFairyTales.1stEdition,Random House,1989.

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BasisforFinalGrade Assessment DailyWritingAssignments DiscussionandParticipation Clickerquizzes Onlinequizzes Essay1:GroupEssay FirstMidterm Essay2:FolkTaleInterpretation GroupProject SecondMidterm IndividualProject Essay3:ResearchEssay FinalExam

PercentofFinalGrade 5% 5% 5% 10% 5% 10% 10% 5% 10% 5% 10% 20% 100%

GradingScale(%) 90100 A 8089 B Interpretation Excellent,exceedsaverageunderstandingasevidencedincourseworkand goeswellbeyondthebasics. Faraboveaverage,fullymeetsaverageunderstandingasevidencedin courseworkandfullyunderstandsthebasicsandcandealwithconcepts somewhatbeyondthatlevel. Average,meetsminimumexpectationsandsatisfiescourserequirements Belowaverage,meetsmanyminimumexpectationsandsatisfiesallormost courserequirements. Failstomeetminimumexpectationsinunderstandingandcourseworkas evidencedbyperformanceandsubmissionofgradedelements

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GradeDissemination Gradedtestsandmaterialsinthiscoursewillbereturnedindividuallyonlybyrequest.Youcanaccessyourscoresat anytimeusing"myUCFGrades"intheportal.IfyouneedhelpaccessingmyUCFGrades,seetheonlinetutorial: https://myucfgrades.ucf.edu/help/.

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ComputerandEmailRequirements YourMUSThaveaccesstoaPCcompatiblecomputerwithaPentiumorhigherprocessorrunningWindowsXPor higher.Hardwarerequirementsshouldexceedtheminimalrecommendedforthespecificoperatingsystems. Studentsareexpectedtohaveaccesstoandbefamiliarwith: o awordprocessingapplication(e.g.,MicrosoftWord)asallassignmentswillrequireitsuse; o aspreadsheetapplication(e.g.,MicrosoftExcel)assomeassignmentsmayrequireitsuse;and o AdobeAcrobatReader6.0orhighertoviewcoursedocuments.

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Webcourseswillbeusedtocommunicatewithstudentsanddisseminatematerialsandassignments throughoutthecourse.So,studentsshouldcheckWebcoursesatleastonceperday. Classnotesandhandoutswillbepostedatthelatestbynoononclassdays.Itisstronglyrecommendedthat studentsprintouthardcopiesofclassnotestobringtoclasswiththem. Whensendingemailtotheinstructor,pleasebegintheSubject:ofthemessagewiththefollowing: LIT3930:<lastname>:<insertyoursubjectheading>

CoursePolicies:TechnologyandMedia CourseBlog:Yourparticipationgradedependsuponyourcommunicationinclasssessionsandonline.Inaddition tomessageboardsinWebcourses,youmayalsocommunicatevia'comments'onthecourseblog,wherethe instructorwillpostnewsitemsandprovocativequestionsrelatedtoourcontent.TheURLforourcourseblogis http://fairytaleclass.blogspot.com,oryoumayaccesstheblogviaRSS. CourseWiki:IfyouchoosetoparticipateintheExtraCreditactivity,youmusthelptheclassbuilda'knowledge base'orcommunalnotesaboutourcoursecontent.Thinkofthisasarepositoryofalltheclassinformation,the kindofthingyoucouldstudyfrom.Thiswillbehousedona'wiki',orawebpagethatanyofyoucanupdate.The wikiisfoundhere:http://fairytaleclass.wikispaces.com,thoughyouwillnothave'write'accesstothepageuntilI grantyouaccess.Emailmeyourrequesttobeaddedasamemberofthatwiki,ifyouareinterested.Asinstructor, Ihaveaccesstothelogsandhistorythatshowhowmucheachindividualcontributestothewiki. ClassroomResponseClickers:Wewillbeusingeinstructioninclassona regularbasis.YouwillneedtopurchaseaCPSpad(commonlycalleda clicker)fromthebookstoreorcomputerstoreandbringitwithyoutoevery classsession.Itwouldbewisetobringextrabatteriesaswell,aswewillbe usingthepadsinactivitiesthatcountforclasspoints.ThepurchaseofaCPS padisNOToptional;itwillbeusedasanintegralpartofthiscourse.Iwill provideashortdemonstrationofhowtouseCPSinclass.Note:Students shouldpurchaseONLYONECLICKERbecausethesameunitcanbeusedin everyclassthatchoosestousetheCPSsystem.Afteryoupurchaseyour clicker,youmustregisteryourclickeronlineforthisclass.Itisimperativethat everystudentregistertheirunitnolaterthanthefirstweekofclass. Instructionsfortheregistrationprocesscanbefoundonthehandout.PurchaseyourclickerattheComputer Store.Note:theBookstoremayalsostockthese,buttheymaytrytosellyouoneoftheotherclickers,eithera competingsystemoranolderversionofthedesiredsystem.Makesureyoubuytheclickerthatlookslikethe imageabove. CoursePolicies:Grades RewritePolicy:Rewritesareentirelyoptional;however,onlytheformalessay("folktaleinterpretation")maybe rewrittenforarevisedgrade.Notethatanalternategradingrubricwillbeusedfortherewrite,featuringan additionalcolumnthatevaluatesthechangesmadespecifically. EssayCommentaryPolicy:Commentaryonessayswillbedeliveredinwrittenformat,attheendoftheessay. However,uponrequest,analternatedeliverymethodcanbeused.Ifdesired,instructorcommentswillbemade verballyanddeliveredtothestudentasanmp3throughWebCT.Thisapproachyieldsfarfewerwrittencomments, butmuchmorecommentaryingeneralisdelivered,duetothespeedandspecificityofspeech.Thoserequesting mp3feedbackmuststatesowhentheessayisturnedin. ExtraCreditPolicy:Thereisonlyoneextracreditassignment:buildingawikiofcoursecontent(see"coursewiki" belowfordetails).Ifextracreditisgranted,theadditionalpointsareaddedtothe"FirstMidterm"portionofthe

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semestergrade.Youcannotearnhigherthan100%onthe"FirstMidterm"portionofthegrade;anypointsover 100%arenotcounted. GroupWorkPolicy:Everyonemusttakepartinagroupproject.Allmembersofagroupwillreceivethesame score;thatis,theprojectisassessedandeveryonereceivesthisscore.However,thatnumberisonly90%ofyour gradeforthisproject.Thefinal10%isindividual,andreferstoyourteamwork.Everypersoninthegroupwill providetheinstructorwithasuggestedgradeforeveryothermemberofthegroup,andtheinstructorwillassigna gradethatisinformedbythosesuggestions.Also,everyonemusttakepartinagroupessay(seeessayassignments below).Thegradingcriteriaarethesameasthegroupproject.Onceformed,groupscannotbealteredor switched,exceptforreasonsofextendedhospitalization. LateWorkPolicy:Therearenomakeupsforinclasswriting,quizzes,themidterm,orthefinalexam.Essays turnedinlatewillbeassessedapenalty:ahalflettergradeifitisonedaylate,orafulllettergradefor27days late.Essayswillnotbeacceptedifoverduebymorethansevendays. Gradesof"Incomplete":Thecurrentuniversitypolicyconcerningincompletegradeswillbefollowedinthis course.Incompletegradesaregivenonlyinsituationswhereunexpectedemergenciespreventastudentfrom completingthecourseandtheremainingworkcanbecompletedthenextsemester.Yourinstructoristhefinal authorityonwhetheryouqualifyforanincomplete.Incompleteworkmustbefinishedbytheendofthe subsequentsemesterortheIwillautomaticallyberecordedasanFonyourtranscript. CoursePolicies:StudentExpectations ProfessionalismPolicy:Peruniversitypolicyandclassroometiquette;mobilephones,iPods,etc.mustbesilenced duringallclassroomandlablectures.Thosenotheedingthisrulewillbeaskedtoleavetheclassroom/lab immediatelysoastonotdisruptthelearningenvironment.Pleasearriveontimeforallclassmeetings.Students whohabituallydisturbtheclassbytalking,arrivinglate,etc.,andhavebeenwarnedmaysufferareductionintheir finalclassgrade. AcademicDishonestyPolicy:Academicdishonestyinanyformwillnotbetolerated.Ifyouareuncertainasto whatconstitutesacademicdishonesty,pleaseconsultTheGoldenRule,theUniversityofCentralFlorida'sStudent Handbook(http://www.goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu/)forfurtherdetails.AsinallUniversitycourses,TheGoldenRule RulesofConductwillbeapplied.Violationsoftheseruleswillresultinarecordoftheinfractionbeingplacedin yourfileandreceivingazeroontheworkinquestionATAMINIMUM.Attheinstructorsdiscretion,youmayalso receiveafailinggradeforthecourse.Confirmationofsuchincidentscanalsoresultinexpulsionfromthe University Turinitin.com:Inthiscoursewewillutilizeturnitin.com,anautomatedsystemwhichinstructorscanusetoquickly andeasilycompareeachstudent'sassignmentwithbillionsofwebsites,aswellasanenormousdatabaseof studentpapersthatgrowswitheachsubmission.Accordingly,youwillbeexpectedtosubmitallassignmentsin bothhardcopyandelectronicformat.Aftertheassignmentisprocessed,asinstructorIreceiveareportfrom turnitin.comthatstatesifandhowanotherauthorsworkwasusedintheassignment.Foramoredetailedlookat thisprocessvisithttp://www.turnitin.com. Note:essaysnotturnedintoturnitin.combytheduedatearesubjecttoahalflettergradepenalty,andthe essaywillbeuploadedmanuallybytheinstructoranyway. UniversityWritingCenter:TheUniversityWritingCenter(UWC)isafreeresourceforUCFundergraduatesand graduates.AttheUWC,atrainedwritingconsultantwillworkindividuallywithyouonanythingyou'rewriting(in oroutofclass),atanypointinthewritingprocessfrombrainstormingtoediting.Appointmentsare recommended,butnotrequired.Formoreinformationortomakeanappointment,visittheUWCwebsiteat http://www.uwc.ucf.edu,stopbyMOD608,orcall407.823.2197.

Ethics:AsreflectedintheUCFcreed,integrityandscholarshiparecorevaluesthatshouldguideourconductand decisionsasmembersoftheUCFcommunity.Plagiarismandcheatingcontradictthesevalues,andsoarevery seriousacademicoffenses.Penaltiescanincludeafailinggradeinanassignmentorinthecourse,orsuspensionor expulsionfromtheuniversity.StudentsareexpectedtofamiliarizethemselveswithandfollowtheUniversitys RulesofConduct(seehttp://www.osc.sdes.ucf.edu/)andtheGoldenRule.Vandalismofthecoursewikiwillalso bereferredtotheOfficeofStudentConduct. DisabilityAccess:TheUniversityofCentralFloridaiscommittedtoprovidingreasonableaccommodationsforall personswithdisabilities.Thissyllabusisavailableinalternateformatsuponrequest.Studentswithdisabilitieswho needaccommodationsinthiscoursemustcontacttheprofessoratthebeginningofthesemestertodiscuss neededaccommodations.Noaccommodationswillbeprovideduntilthestudenthasmetwiththeprofessorto requestaccommodations.StudentswhoneedaccommodationsmustberegisteredwithStudentDisability Services,StudentResourceCenterRoom132,phone(407)8232371,TTY/TDDonlyphone(407)8232116,before requestingaccommodationsfromtheprofessor. XV.

ImportantDatestoRemember LastDaytoAdd/DropClasses: GradeForgivenessDeadline: MidTermExamination: WithdrawalDeadline: SpringBreak: FinalExamination:

Fri,Jan11th2007 Fri,Jan11th2007 Tue,Feb26th2007 Fri,Feb29th2007 Mon,Mar10thSat,Mar15th Tues,April22nd2007

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Schedule BlueText=TheGreatFairyTaleTradition,JackZipes PDFsforreadingsandreadingquestionsmaybefoundunder"CourseContent"intheleftsidenavigation,or clickeddirectlyfromthispage.

Date 1/9

FinishThisHomeworkBeforeClass

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ReadCinderella(BlueText468473) ReadCinderella1812(pdf) ReadCampbell(pdf) ReadFreudprimer(pdf;17pages) ReadJung(pdf) Takeonlinequiz#1beforeclass ReadCinderella(BlueText444454)

TopicstobeDiscussedinClass Introduction ReflectiononFairyTalesandYOURchildhood Fairytaledefinitions,examples MotherGoose Folklorists,literarytheorists,Freudians,Jungians, historical,feminist,psychoanalytical JosephCampbell,ThePowerofMyth(DVD) Tolkien,OnFaerieStories. Tolkien,LordoftheRings(DVD) Freudandhistheories Campbell,HerowithaThousandFaces Modernfairytales:Oscarthemouseandthe episodicversion. Cinderella:Grimms Bloomandthetypesofquestionsonquizzes Cinderella:Perrault,Basil Bettelheim(FreudianReadings)

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CompletetheReadingQuestionsforCinderella(pdf) ReadOBrien(pdf) ReadZipes,Breaking(pdf) Prepareformidterm#1bringraspberryScantron ReadSnowWhite1857(pdf) ReadSnowWhite1810(pdf) ReadWeber(pdf) Optional:ReadGaiman(pdf)(note:someadult themes/languageinthisfile) CompletetheReadingQuestionsforSnowWhite(pdf) ReadBennett(pdf) ReadNelmes(pdf) ReadBaudrillard(pdf) Takeonlinequiz#2beforeclass ReadSleepingBeauty(BlueText684698) ReadSleepingBeauty1810(pdf) CompletetheReadingQuestionsforSleepingBeauty (pdf) Essay #1(groupessay)dueinclasstoday ReadEllis(pdf) ReadZipes,OnceThereWereTwoBrothers(pdf) ReadTatar(pdf) ReadBasilFrame(pdf) PrepareforMidterm#2bringclicker! AttemptafirstdraftofEssay#2.Consultthelistof common essay mistakesasa"checklist"beforeyou printacopytobringtoclass.Thiswon'tbegradedyet, butyoushouldhaveatleastsomethingtoworkwith fortoday'sclassperiod. ReadLittleMermaid(pdf) CompletetheReadingQuestionsforLittleMermaid (pdf) ReadSeidman(pdf) SpringBreak FinishEssay #2,submitittoturnitin.combeforeclass, andbringprintouttoclass ReadBeautyandtheBeast(BlueText805820) CompletetheReadingQuestionsforBeautyandthe Beast(pdf) ReadMarxismPrimer(pdf) Takeonlinequiz#3beforeclass ReadLittleRedCap(BlueText744750)

ModernCinderella(BrandyNorwood) EverAftermovie Cinderella:Disney Disneyaschildrensliterature,culturaltext, feministinterpretations Midterm#1(bringraspberryScantron) SnowWhite:Grimms,Basil NeilGaiman HistoricalReadings GarrisonKeillor

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SnowWhite:Disney SnowWhite:DisneylandandWaltDisneyWorld

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SleepingBeauty:Grimms,Perrault,Basil

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SleepingBeauty:Disney Grimmsandtheirsources Italiantradition:Basil,Straparola CreationofgroupsfortheGroupProject(signup willoccuratthenextclassmeeting) Midterm#2(bringclicker) LittleMermaid:Fouqu,Andersen LittleMermaid:Disney SignupoftopicsfortheGroupProject Thesisworkshopbestpractices

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BeautyandtheBeast:Grimms(SingingSpringing Lark),Beaumont BeautyandtheBeast:Disney

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GroupPresentation http://www.littleredridinghood.ca

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ReadRedRidingHood(pdf) ReadSnowQueen(pdf) ReadGrimms,FrogKing(pdf) ReadFrogPrincess(Russian)(pdf)

RedRidingHood:Grimms,Perrault,movie Freeway ImaginingaDisneymovie BremenTownMusicians

FinishIndividual Projectandbringittoclass. OptionalrewritesforEssay#2aredue. ReadRapunzel(BlueText474479,489491) ReadRumplestilskin(BlueText625628) ReadHanselandGretel(BlueText711716) ReadBettelheimchooseeithertheshort version pdf orlong version pdf(67pages);noneedtoprintitall out Takeonlinequiz#4beforeclass. ReadGrimms,MotherHolle(BlueText572574) ReadGrimms,GirlWithoutHands(BlueText519523) ReadGrimms,JewAmongThorns(pdf) ReadGrimms,GoodBargain(pdf) ReadTheUglyDuckling(pdf) ReadGoldhagen(pdf) ReadDegh(pdf) ReadGrimms'Preface(pdf) FinishEssay #3.Consultthelistofcommon essay mistakesasa"checklist"beforeyouprintthefinal copy.Useturnitin.combeforeclass. ReadPostmodernismPrimer(pdf) ReadSchwarz(pdf)

GroupPresentation Rapunzel,Rumplestilskin RapunzelUnbraided:Disney Freudiantheories HanselandGretel

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GroupPresentation GirlWithoutHands,MotherHolle(textandvideo) JewAmongThorns,TheGoodBargain, Goldhagen ManfredGrtz,Grimms'Preface Snopes:MilkofHumanKindness;otherUrban Legends H.C.Andersen:UglyDuckling

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GroupPresentation Campbell,Revisited Fairytaledescendants:Tolkien,EdgarAllenPoe, GeorgeLucas,C.S.Lewis Modernfairytales:FaerieTaleTheater,Little GoldenBooks,"supermarket"books PostModernfairytales:Fractured,Politcally Correct,Shrek,IntotheWoods Fairytalesandvideogames FinalExam,7:00pm10:00pm bringclickerandfiveblankpiecesofpaper

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EssayandProjectAssignments Papersmustbeturnedintypedanddoublespaced(TimesNewRoman12orsimilarfont).Pleaseturninpapers leftaligned,notcenterjustified. Inthiscoursewewillutilizeturnitin.com,anautomatedsystemwhichinstructorscanusetoquicklyandeasily compareeachstudent'sassignmentwithbillionsofwebsites,aswellasanenormousdatabaseofstudentpapers thatgrowswitheachsubmission.Accordingly,youwillbeexpectedtosubmitallassignmentsinbothhardcopy andelectronicformat.Aftertheassignmentisprocessed,asinstructorIreceiveareportfromturnitin.comthat statesifandhowanotherauthorsworkwasusedintheassignment.Foramoredetailedlookatthisprocessvisit www.turnitin.com. ClassID:1904483 password:kevinyee Essaysaredueatturnitin.comthesamedayasinclass.Lateonlinesubmissionsaresubjecttoapenaltyofahalf lettergrade. Essay#1GroupEssay Length:24pages EssayDueDate:February27(note:Turnitin.comisnotrequiredforthegroupessay). Prompt:Writeanoriginalfairytale.Youmustwritethetaleinthestyleofoneauthor:choosePerrault,Basile,or Grimmstomimicinyourstyle.Partofthegradewillreflecthowaccuratelyyoucapturethetoneandtheemphasis (orlackthereof)onamoralorthemetothetale.Asuccessfulessaywillcapturetheinformationanddiscussion fromourclassandfoldtheseintothework. Otherconsiderations:thisgroupworkisnotrelatedtothe"groupproject"tobeturnedinlaterinthesemester. Forthisgroupessay,youmaychooseyourowngroupmates.Groupsmaybethree,four,orfivememberslarge. Thegroupgradeissharedcommunally,regardlessofindividualcontributions.Asnotedabove,groupmemberswill alsoratethecontributionsofallothergroupmembers. Essay2:FolkFairyTaleInterpretation Length:45pages EssayDueDate:March19 OptionalRewriteDueDate:April2(note:bringthegradedoriginalessayandmarkedupgradingrubricaswell. Turnitin.comisnotrequiredfortherewrites). Prompt:Writeaninterpretationofafolkfairytalewehavediscussedinclass.Youarefreetofocusonasingle versionofatale,ortousemultipleversions.Youalsohavethefreedomtoworkwithmultipletalesifdesired, thoughthismaybemoredifficult,giventhepagelimit.Youarenotrequiredtoadoptfullyanyoneinterpretation wehavegiveninclass.Youressayshouldrepresentawellroundedinterpretationthattakesopposingviewpoints intoconsiderationwhenwarranted,butotherwisedoesnotmentionthem.Thedifficultywillbefindingabalance betweensayingtoolittle(anargumenttoohighlyfocusedonjustitsonepoint)andsayingtoomuch(bringingin alternativeinterpretationsthatdetractratherthanaddtoyourinterpretation). Otherconsiderations: Giveyouressayacreativetitle;titlesaretheonepointinformalwritingwhencolloquialismsandplaying withlanguageareencouraged. Startwithastrong,ambitiousthesis.

Rememberyouraudience:writetheessayforsomeoneinourclass;inotherwords,someonewhowould knowthestorylineandmayonlyneedremindersifyouaredealingwithanobscureplotdetail;otherwise, donotrelayplot. Providequotesinyouressay,butalsoformaximumvalueyoushouldmakeuseofthequotesbeyondjust theirsurfacemeaning.Cansomethingbeinferred,istheresymbolisminwordchoice,arethingsleft implied?Interpretquotes,ratherthanjustquotingthem,andyourclaimswillbemademuchstronger. PleasenotethereisnosuchthingasGrimm's.ThepluralformisGrimms,andthepluralpossessiveis Grimms'. Essay3:ResearchPaperonFolkFairyTale Length:58pages EssayDueDate:April16(norewriteoption) Prompt:Writeaninterpretationofoneormorefairytaleswehavediscussedinclass(someofyoumightchooseto linkmultipletalesininterestingways).Youmayincorporatemultipleversionsoftalesatyourdiscretion,asneeded fortheargument.Allessaysshouldincludecitationofatleastthreesecondarysourceswehavereadthis semester,withatleastonesourcehighlyrelevantforyourargument.Youmayalsofreelyusetheessaysatthe backofthebluetext(pp.845978).Incorporatingcriticismdoesnotmeanmerelyquotingthatsourceincessantly; rather,theideasofthissourceshouldbecentraltoyourownthesis.Perhapsyouagreewiththesourceandbuild offthesourcesideas(butbecautiousthatyoudontmerelypresenttheirargument).Orperhapsyou fundamentallydisagreewiththesource.Itmattersonlythatyouengagethesourcedirectlyandsignificantly.The tricktowritingthisessaywellistocraftaninterestingthesisthatengagesthesecondaryliteraturedirectly.Tryto addtothedialogueamongscholarsratherthanjustreportonit.Youshouldchooseadifferentfairytalefromthe oneusedforthepreviousessay. GroupProject Thegroupgradeissharedcommunally,regardlessofindividualperformances.Thegroupwillpresentfor30 minutesinclass.Itisnotrequiredthatallgroupmemberspresentanequalnumberofminutes;yourgroupisfree todivideuptheworkinanywayitseesfit.However,seethepolicyaboveforanreminderofhowgroupmembers alsoprovideagradesuggestionforindividualeffort.Thosewhowanttoavoidpresentingtotheclassmaywishto bemoreactiveintheresearchorwritingphaseoftheproject.Thepresentationitselfmayconsistoflecture, PowerPointpresentation,roleplay/skit,audio/videopresentation,handouts,groupactivities,oranycombination oftheabove. Youmaychooseyourowngroup,andyourgroupwillchooseadateonwhichtopresent,fromamongourlastfour classmeetings.Groupsmustconsistofexactlyfivepeople.Asignupsheetwillbedistributed,andeachgroupmay choosefromthelistofpossiblegroupprojects.Notethateachtopicmayonlybecoveredbyonegroup.Possible topicsinclude: 1.Fairytalesfromanotherculture.PossibilitiesincludeNorwegian,Russian,Japanese,NativeAmerican,or anyotherculture(adifferentgroupmaytakeeachculture;onlyGerman,French,Italian,andDanishareoff limits).Yourtaskistoprovideasnapshotofhowsimilar(ordifferent)thebodyofpopularfairytalesisjust howmany"common"talesarethere,andspeculateastowhy.Donotspendmorethan10minutes introducingplotlines.Usetheremaining20minutestoexplain,explore,debate,andanalyzethisotherfairy taletraditionusingthetoolswe'vedevelopedthissemester.Partofthatanalysismustnecessarilyincludeat leastonesecondaryscholarwritingabouttheothertradition;invokethispersonbyname,explainher/his position,andtakeyourowncriticalstandonwhythisscholariscorrect(ornotcorrect).Again,useourcritical toolsdevelopedthissemesterto"engageindialoguewiththisscholar."Note:findingresourcesforthistopic ispartofyourchallenge;youmaybeabletolocateprimarytextsinthelibraryoranyBarnes&Noble bookstore,butyou'llalsoneedtolocateatleastonesecondarysourceofdirectrelevancetoyourchosen culture'sfairytaletradition.Librariansmayhelp,oryoumaysearchGoogleScholar,therearesomeat SurLaLune,ortrytheMLAInternationalDatabase(you'llneedtoscrolldownabittofindit).Youmayhave lucklookingspecificallyforOzaki(Japan),Stephens(Irish),orJacobs(IndianorEnglish).

2.AcriticalandsubstantivelookatthefairytalesasusedatWaltDisneyWorldrides,shows,and environment.Youmayonlydiscussfairytalesthatwehavereadinthisclass.Itispermissibletofocusonjust onefairytaleandlookatvariousandmultipleparkpermutations.Or,youmaychoosetolookatonlyasingle parkattraction/show,andexplorethatindepth.Inyourreport,explainhowtheDisneypark(s)havetaken thetale(s)youarefocusingon,andadaptedthem.Explorenotjustthe'how'intheadaptation,butthe'why' aswell,anddelveintotherepercussionsofsuchalterationstothenarrative.Youmaywanttoconsiderany (orall)ofthesequestions:Whathasbecomeofthestory'smessage?Isthereanythingtobegainedbya threewaycomparison(thetext,theDisneymovie,andtheDisneyparkattraction)?Aretheretrendsinthe progressionofthestoryfromtexttomovietoride?WhatdotheseadaptationssayaboutDisney?Whatdo theysayaboutthemodernaudience?Note:todothistopicjustice,youandyourgrouppartnerswillneedto visitDisneyWorld,perhapsmultipletimes. 3.RockyandBullwinkle'sFracturedFairyTales,foundonhttp://www.brownielocks.com/andother websites.Yourtaskistohighlight23talessimilartooneswe'vereadinourclassandexplainhowthe Fracturedtraditionisdifferent(15minutes),andwhatcriticalanalysisshouldbeappliedtothetales(15 minutes). 4.AcriticalreviewofthewebsiteSurLaLune.YourtaskistoviewthepagesonCinderellaandBeautyandthe Beast,andthenalsochooseathidtaletofocuson.Inthepresentation,spendtenminutesoneachtale. Whendiscussingeachofyourthreetales,provideareviewofwhatSurLaLuneclaimsregardingthreetopics: thehistory,similartalesacrosscultures,andmoderninterpretationsofthattale.Balanceyourtimebetween simplyreportingwhatthewebsiteclaims,andusingthetoolswe'vedevelopedthissemestertoprovide criticalcommentaryonwhatthewebsitesays.Besuretodedicateacoupleminutesatthestartofyour presentationtoexplainwhatthewebsiteisasawhole,andwhatitaccomplishes. 5.AcriticalreviewoffairytalesasseeninSecondLife.Isolateonetopicinparticulartofocuson,andvisit enoughlocalestodeterminesomepatterns.Forinstance,ifyouwishtolookatpresentdayincarnationsof Cinderella,visitmultiplelocationsinSLthataddressthistheme,evenglancingly,andtakesnapshots.Apply thetools,terms,andinterpretationswe'vedevelopedthissemestertotheobservationsfromSecondLife, andprepareaPowerPointpresentationtoshowtheimagesyou'vecaptured.Yourtaskistointelligently capturetheessenceofthemoderndayusageoffairytalesasinflectedthroughSL,andinterprethowand whythiscametobe.Notes:thefree(basic)accountissufficient,andbeawarethatsomeofSLisformature audiencesonly.Matureimagesarenotallowedinyourpresentation. IndividualProject Inadditiontothegroupproject,everypersonmustcompleteanindividualproject.Intheindividualproject, everyonehasthesametask:chooseafairytalethatwe'vereadthissemester,researchthesecondaryliterature (notwebsites)onthattale(thearticlesinourbluetextareofflimits;youmaywishtomakeuseofGoogleScholar ortheMLAInternationalDatabasetofindrelevantarticles),andthenwriteaonepagesummaryofthetypesof researchavailableonthistale.Donotprovidelengthyexplorationsofindividualarguments;insteadspendyour timeexplainingthepatternofresearch(i.e.,doesthistaletendtopromptmostlyFreudianreadings?Whywould thatbe?)Then,writeashortessay(23pages)thatisfocusedononeparticulararticlebyascholar.Unpackher/his argumentandprovideyourcritical"take"onthearticle'sideas,usingtoolsandconceptswe'vedevelopedthis semester.Theideaistoengagethescholardirectly,asthoughyouwerewritinganarticleforpublicationyourself. Itisacceptabletousethesameauthorforthisindividualprojectthatyouareusingforsecondessay(whereyou mustincorporateatleastthreeauthors).

EssayGradingRubric
Points Conceptual hascogentanalysis,shows commandofinterpretive andconceptualtasks requiredbyassignment andcoursematerials: ideasoriginal,often insightful,goingbeyond ideasdiscussedinlecture andclass Thesis essaycontrolledby clear,precise,well definedthesis:is sophisticatedinboth statementandinsight; scopeofthesisis ambitiousandoriginal DevelopmentandSupport wellchosenexamples; persuasivereasoningused todevelopandsupport thesisconsistently:uses quotationsandcitations effectively;causal connectionsbetweenideas areevident pursuesthesisconsistently: developsamainargument withclearmajorpointsand appropriatetextual evidenceandsupporting detail;makesaneffortto interpretquotesbeyond theirsurfacemeaning Organization appropriate,clearandsmooth transitions;arrangementof paragraphsseemsparticularly apt;excellenttopicsentences; paragraphslinkedratherthan stacked;excellenttopic sentencesthatareclaimsin themselves Language usessophisticatedsentences effectively;usuallychooses wordsaptly;observes conventionsofwrittenEnglish andmanuscriptformat;makes fewminorortechnicalerrors

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showsagood clear,argumentative understandingofthetexts, thesiscentraltothe ideasandmethodsofthe essay;mayhaveleft assignment;goesbeyond minortermsundefined; theobvious;mayhaveone maybemoregeneral minorfactualor thanspecific;levelof conceptualinconsistency ambitionmaynotbe highenough

distinctunitsofthoughtin somemechanicaldifficulties paragraphscontrolledby orstylisticproblems;may specificanddetailedtopic makeoccasionalproblematic sentences;cleartransitions wordchoicesorawkward betweendeveloped,cohering, syntaxerrors;afewspellingor andlogicallyarranged punctuationerrorsorclich; paragraphsthatareinternally usuallypresentsquotations cohesive;somestackingrather effectively thanlinkingparagraphs; modesttopicsentences someawkwardtransitions; somebrief,weaklyunifiedor undevelopedparagraphs; arrangementmaynotappear entirelynatural;contains extraneousinformation;some paragraphsunnecessaryor maybetoolongortooshort; basictopicsentences simplistic,tendstonarrateor merelysummarize;wanders fromonetopictoanother; illogicalarrangementofideas; topicsentencesincompleteor insufficient morefrequentwordiness; severalunclearorawkward sentences;impreciseuseof wordsoroverrelianceon passivevoice;oneortwo majorgrammaticalerrors (subjectverbagreement, commasplice,etc.);effortto presentquotationsaccurately somemajorgrammaticalor proofreadingerrors(subject verbagreement;sentence fragments);languagemarred byclichs,colloquialisms, repeatedinexactword choices;inappropriate quotationsorcitationsformat

showsanunderstandingof generalthesisor thebasicideasand controllingidea;maynot informationinvolvedinthe defineseveralcentral assignment;mayhave terms;thesisattempts somefactual,interpretive, toprovetoolittle orconceptualerrors; operatesatalevel consistentwithobvious informationalreadyknown aboutthetext showsinadequate commandofcourse materialsorhassignificant factualandconceptual errors;doesnotrespond directlytothedemandsof theassignment;confuses somesignificantideas thesisvagueornot centraltoargument; centraltermsnot defined

onlypartiallydevelopsthe argument;shallowanalysis; someideasand generalizations undevelopedor unsupported;makeslimited useoftextualevidence;fails tointegratequotations appropriately frequentlyonlynarrates; digressesfromonetopicto anotherwithoutdeveloping ideasorterms;makes insufficientorawkwarduse oftextualevidence

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writerhasnotunderstood nodiscerniblethesis lectures,readings, discussion,orassignment

littleornodevelopment; maylistfactsor misinformation;usesno quotationsorfailstocite sourcesorplagiarizes

notransitions;incoherent numerousgrammaticalerrors paragraphs;suggestspoor andstylisticproblems planningornoseriousrevision seriouslydistractfromthe argument