Scand 331 / CompLit 331: Folk Narrative
Monday through Friday, 1:30-2:20
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk narratives (folktales and legends) are a window into a group's worldview. This course will study folk narrative from Northern Europe, with some consideration of storytelling traditions in other parts of Europe and the world. Students will encounter the history and theory of folk narrative study, methods of classification, and interpretative approaches.
- Learn some “classic” examples of folktales and legends
- Learn to use the tools of international comparative narrative studies
- Learn and critique some classic analyses of folk narrative.
- Do folklore studies: Annotate and interpret two traditional texts: a folktale and a legend.
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