Schedule of Readings and Assignments

Spring Semester Schedule, 2013

updated, 3/5/2013

Theme for Section One: What is a Fairy Tale? How and why do we read fairy tales?

Week One

January 15

Introduction: Telling a Story

January 17

How to Read a Fairy Tale,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” FFT 32-44

Week Two

January 22

How to Read Literary Criticism”;  “How to Read a Fairy Tale,” MT 26-40; Bettelheim, “The Struggle for Meaning,” FFT 323-335

January 24

“Cinderella,” FFT 97-111; They Say, I Say ch. 1-3

Paper #1 assigned; thesis development discussion

Week Three

January 29

Rowe, “Feminism and Fairy Tales,” FFT 342-358, and one more version of Cinderella, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

January 31

“Sleeping Beauty” stories, FFT 67-88

Please don’t forget your forms for community-based learning! (And if you haven’t yet made your appointment for a TB test, do so now!)

Paper #1, Draft 1 due Sunday, Feb. 3 at noon (this is a change) by e-mail to Katie and to me (see naming convention on assignment link)

Week Four

February 5

Read: Wood, “Domesticating Dreams in Walt Disney’s Cinderella” (accessible from UR networked computers only); Please also watch the Disney Cinderella for discussion in class on Tuesday (available on reserve in the MRC).

February 7

Library workshop #1: Boatwright B-26

Paper #1, Draft 2 due Friday February 8 to by 5 p.m. (this is a change) to me via email

Theme for Section Two: Children and Fairy Tales

Week Five

February 12

CBL at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School: meet at 2:45 pm in the parking lot behind Ryland for carpool

February 14

“Growing Up is Hard to Do,” FFT 139-168

Week Six

February 19

CBL at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

February 21

“Brain Over Brawn (The Trickster),” FFT 204-219

Week Seven

February 26

CBL at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

February 28

Tolkien, “On Fairy Stories” (handout) and “Enchanted Bride(Groom),” FFT 169-203)

Week Eight

March 5

CBL at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

Theme for Section Three: Mashups, Revisions, and Intertextuality

March 7

Tosi, “Did they live happily ever after?” (FFT 376-396); Hearne, “Disney Revisited…” (FFT 386-383); Koertge, excerpts from Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses (handout); Sexton, “Cinderella” (FFT 135-138) and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” (MT 386-390); Gaiman, “Instructions” (MT 405-407)

paper #3 assigned

CBL reflection due no later than March 12, 5 pm, by email (this is a change)


March 19

Evidence workshop: Developing an argument

Read: They Say, I Say, ch. 4-7

March 21

GidwitzA Tale Dark and Grimm (through p. 113and Miele, “Intertextuality” (MT 499-502)

you can find source texts for Gidwitz here, at D. Ashliman’s site for the Grimm Brothers’ Children’s and Household Tales. See especially Faithful Johannes, The Seven Ravens, Little Brother and Little Sister, The Robber Bridegroom, and (at another site) The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

many changes below!

March 26

finish Gidwitz, A Tale Dark and Grimm (change)

March 28

Pullman, I was a Rat! (change)

Paper #3 draft 1 due, March 29: by 5 pm to me and to Katie via e-mail

April 2

revision workshop in class–bring the draft you are working on

April 4

Library Workshop #2: Boatwright Computer Classroom (change)

Paper #3 draft 2 due April 5; by 5 pm to me via email

April 9

Into the Woods (on reserve, MRC). Please also read Joanne Gordon, Art Isn’t Easy, chapter ten–on reserve in Parsons Music Library for FYS 14, From Comedy to Cannibalism (Anderson): call number ML410.S6872 G7 1992. Professor Anderson will be our guest lecturer today.


April 11

Into the Woods, continued

April 16

Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and/or Gaiman, Stardust

annotated bibliography and proposal for final project due in class

April 18

Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and/or Gaiman, Stardust, continued

 April 23

presentations on projects:

Luna Liu, Kit Knapp & Hannah Holub, Maria Durling & Julianne Gomez, Taylor Baciocco, Abby Kahler, and Diana Muggeridge

April 25

presentations on projects:

Ben Casella, Rebecca Robinson, Tracy Akers, James Grice, Itzel Nino, Rosie Compton, Katherine Simmons, and Evan Rallis


Final projects are due to me no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 3. Earlier is better!