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Texts indicated by PR can be found in the Pequod Reader
|M Sep 21||Introductory & Organizational (signup for precepts)|
|W 23||Three Classical Fairy Tales
a) "Cinderella" (Perrault) & "Aschenputtel" (Grimm)
b) "Sleeping Beauty" (Perrault) & "Briar Rose" (Grimm)
c) "Beauty & The Beast" (Marie de Beaumont)
All of today's texts can be found in PR
|M 28||British vs. American Adaptations
a) Charles Dickens: "Frauds on the Fairies" (1853) (PR) and George Cruikshank: "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper" (1853) (PR); John Ruskin: The King of the Golden River (1851)
b) Washington Irving: "Rip van Winkle" (1820) (PR)
|M Oct 5||Nathaniel
"Feathertop" (1852) (PR); A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (1851)
|W 7||A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, continued|
"A Modern Cinderella" (1860) (PR), Little Women, part one (1868)
|W 14||Little Women, part two|
The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
|W 21||The Prince and the Pauper, concluded|
"Behind the White Brick" (1879) (PR); A Little Princess (1888/1902)
|W 28||A Little Princess, concluded|
|Oct 31-Nov 8||
|II. FANTASY: Lewis Carroll & his American Imitators|
|M Nov 9||Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
|Paper #1 due (8-10 pages)|
|W 11||Lewis Carroll:
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871)
M. Richards: from, A
New Alice in the Old Wonderland (1895) (PR):
L. Frank Baum: The Magical Monarch of Mo, or, A New Wonderland (1900)
Davy and the Goblin, Or What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1884-85) (PR)
|III. ANIMAL FABLES|
Kipling: "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" (1888) (PR);
Just So Stories (1902), pp. 25-94
|W 25||"How the Turkey Was Eaten" (no lecture)|
|M 30||Kipling: Just So Stories. pp. 95-165; "The Tabu Tale" (PR)|
|W Dec 2||E.
Charlotte's Web (1952), chs. 1-12
|M 7||Charlotte's Web chs. 13-22|
Where the Wild Things Are (1963)
a) The Bat Poet (1964); b) Fly by Night (1976)
|W 16||Maurice Sendak:
Higglety Pigglety Pop!, or, There Must be More to Life (1967)
|Take-home exam distributed in lecture|
|Dec. 19-Jan. 3||WINTER BREAK|
|M Jan 4||Reading Period Begins|
|M 18||Final Exam Due|
(a) Always bring texts under discussion to precepts and to lectures.
(b) Course grades will be determined by your performance on the Following: two papers, class discussion, and final take-home exam (open book). There is no midterm exam.
(c) Since part of your course grade will be based on class performance, you should always take an active part in precept discussions.
(d) Be sure to find out your preceptor's office hours. They will be announced during the second week of classes, and will also be listed on the preceptors page of this website.
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