ENG482H1F - L0101

Advanced Studies Seminar: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Adaptation


Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm


D. Baker

E-mail: df.baker@utoronto.ca

Brief Description of Course

An historical and critical examination of fairy tales and their adaptations for children and young adults.

Required Reading(s)

Final reading list TBA. Texts may include such works as

  • Maria Tatar’s Classic Fairy Tales (Norton)
  • Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
  • A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  • Maurice and his Educated Rodents (Terry Pratchett)
  • Fire and Hemlock (Diana Wynne Jones)
  • Gingerbread (Helen Oyeyemi)

First Three Authors/Texts

Classic Fairy Tales and TBA

Method of Instruction

  • Short lectures
  • Discussion
  • Student presentation

Method of Evaluation

  • Short papers
  • Essay
  • Participation
  • Presentation