Fairy Tales in Modern Adaptations (Klasszikus mesék modern adaptációi) in spring 2015
Benczik Vera, Fri 11:30–13:00, R439, host: DAS (R306)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: FLI11-101
description & set texts
In this course we will examine how classic fairy tales (like "Snow White" or "Little Red Riding Hood") have been adapted and re-written by modern authors, and reworked in various written and visual media (e.g. prose fiction, photography or film). We will examine the various uses of the archetypal patterns and characters of the folktale through diverse examples, e.g. via short stories by Neil Gaiman, Angela Carter or Kelly Link, or filmic adaptations like the Shrek-franchise.
requirements & assessment
Regular attendance, active participation in class, presentation, essay.