407-Fairy Tales & Children’s Literature


Instructor: Vigen Guroian (author of Tending the Heart of Virtue)
Term: 5 Week Course
Dates: November 12-December 17
Time: Thursdays 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. EDT.

Available to the public
Professional Development (non-credit): 10 Hours
Credit Hours: 1.0

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A seminar on religion and children’s literature Dr. Guroian first gave at Loyola University in Maryland and later at the University of Virginia. The goal will be to learn the moral and religious meaning in the stories Dr. Guroian has selected for the seminar and to discover in the stories themselves what makes them good stories. Dr. Guroian has chosen two stories of novel length, Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio and George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin. The shorter fairy tales that we will read are from that great corpus of fairy stories that have left for us by the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.  Fairy Tale readings will include: The Grimms’s CinderellaSnow White, Hansel and GretelThe Juniper Tree. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly DucklingThe NightingaleThe Little Mermaid.

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