Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Texas Slavic Club Presents: Russian Fairy Tales with Dr. Tom Garza

Thu, April 10, 2014 | BUR 130

5:00 PM

Texas Slavic Club Presents: Russian Fairy Tales with Dr. Tom Garza

Please join Texas Slavic Club and Dr. Thomas Garza for an afternoon of Russian Fairy Tales!

Thursday, April 10th at 5 PM in BUR 130

Dr. Garza will present an abbreviated version of his semester class.

Here's a sneak peak on what may be discussed: 
"This course will consider the development of the Russian fairy tale and its adaptations of the tales of Perrault, Grimm, and other European writers, leading to the creation of the Russian literary fairy tales of Pushkin, Zhukovsky and Ostrovsky in the 19th century. Also, contemporary filmic portraits of the tales from classical Russian productions to Disney and Cocteau will be examined as the heir to the original fairy tale genre. Students will be familiarized with four critical methodologies used in the study of folk and fairy tales: Structuralist (Jakobson, Propp), Feminist (Warner, Lieberman), Psychological (Bettelheim, Freud), and Sociological (Zipes, Lüthi). We will apply various of these methodologies to the texts – tales, films and prints – that we examine." 

Anyone is welcome to attend this event regardless of their Slavic Club membership status, and guests are encouraged to invite friends. Pizza and drinks will be provided to attendees - if you would like to attend, please RSVP on the Facebook event page in order to ensure that there will be enough food.

Sponsored by: Texas Slavic Club

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