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ATS3496

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario

Notes

Previously coded ENH3360

Synopsis

The unit focuses upon the historical development of fairy and nursery tales for both adults and children. Students will learn theoretical approaches through which to examine the development of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and other supernatural and fantasy narratives, from oral origins to the Romantics to the postmodern. Key issues studied will be cultural production, gender and historicism. There will be an opportunity for students to consider the genre in their own creative writing.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this unit will have attained

  1. An understanding of the historical background of fairy and nursery tales;
  2. A critical understanding of the implications of oral and literary storytelling traditions;
  3. A critical understanding of the major thematic paradigms of fairy and nursery tales;
  4. An understanding of how the romantic tradition is constructed and defined and of its relationship to more contemporary fairy and nursery tales;
  5. The ability to analyse fairy and nursery tales through cultural, ideological and historical frameworks.

Assessment

Essays/creative exercises (3600 words): 80%
Test (900 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A minor sequence in English studies