From The Grimms To Disney

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
German
Course Number: 
270
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course focuses on selected fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Iron Hans) and Hans Christian Andersen (Little Sea Maid, The Red Shoes), locating them in the 19th-century German or Danish culture of their origins and then examining how they became transformed into perennial favorites of U.S. popular culture through their adaptations by Disney (feature animation films), Broadway (musicals), or bestselling self-help books (Iron John, Women Who Run With the Wolves). As a point of comparison, this course will also introduce popular fairy-tale films of the former East Germany (GDR) from the UMass DEFA archives & library, which present the same stories as popular fare in a Cold War communinist cultural context. Conducted in English. (Gen. Ed. AL).
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
34403

Course Sections

From The Grimms To Disney
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Sara Jackson sarajackson@umass.edu M W 2:30PM 3:45PM Herter Hall room 102