Just one of the many arguments for teaching fairy tales and adaptation studies in your average, every day English class.
While figuring out what type of teacher I'll want to be once I'm teaching Literature is still an ever-evolving process, I've come to a point where I know that literature is my passion, folklore is an interest of mine, fairy tales are a love of mine, and so I really want to teach both, together [...]
A.K.A., Neil Gaiman and his (Extensive) Love Affair with Intertextuality
Modeling Folklore and Literature analysis in practice--providing ideas on how fairy tales can be discussed with these field integrations in mind.
Or, in other words, an exploration of the different forms that adaptations can take on
Part of what we want to explore in this site is how folklore, as a field of study, is seen in the broader scope of teaching literature in university. This interests me, in particular, because my initial impression of folklore prior to my engagement with it was that it was merely a historic lens through [...]
Some helpful terms and phrases commonly found within this field.
Common Elements, Tropes, and Themes found in Fairy Tales: Multiple Levels of meaning – a fairy tale, no matter how simple it may seem, is always going to have multiple levels of meaning. As they weren’t originally intended for children but were meant to be either guides in how people should live or a way [...]
A first look into the wonderfully exciting (and sometimes vexing) world of adaptation studies.
In which the purpose and uses of Folklore studies coincide and compliment Literature studies and vice versa.