The Brothers Grimm

Let's travel imaginatively along the Marchenstrasse to see what the Grimms saw - the castles, the forests, the cottages - to explore the lives of these remarkable men and the stories they have given the world. As collectors, patriots, and scholars, they gathered stories, not from peasants but from middle class women, and re wrote them extensively to express their own Protestant middle class 19th century values. But these stories are so rich they continue to be expressed, adapted, and investigated to this day.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • Grimms’ Fairy Tales

COURSE OUTLINE

The lives and works of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm:

  • Impoverished childhood
  • Academic careers
  • Political context and threats
  • Writing careers
  • Fairy tales - inspirations, originality, reception, adaptations, influence
  • Family and friends
  • Favourite themes
  • Significance

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the lives of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm: Life stories, Cultural and political context, Influences, Stories, Themes, Legacy.
  2. Outline the evolution of fairy tales, and the contributions of folk and literary stories.
  3. Describe the cultural context of Grimms’ fairy tales
  4. Identify the contribution the Grimms made to fairy tales
  5. Discuss the meanings and values of some of the Grimms’ fairy tales.
  6. Appreciate the layers of meaning within fairy tales.
  7. Want to read more fairy tales.
$49 Limited

<p>Let's travel imaginatively along the Marchenstrasse to see what the Grimms saw - the castles, the forests, the cottages - to explore the lives of these remarkable men and the stories they have

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14 Aug
$49 Limited

<p>Let's travel imaginatively along the Marchenstrasse to see what the Grimms saw - the castles, the forests, the cottages - to explore the lives of these remarkable men and the stories they have

...
14 Aug

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