Free University Of South Florida Course Discusses Disney Fairy Tales
Ok this is too cool! After completing 5.5 years of college we would still totally take this course!
The University Of South Florida is offering a FREE course from February 10, 2014 to March 10, 2014. The course is titled: “Fairy Tales: Origins and Evolution of Princess Stories.”
We’re not sure if you have to be present in the classroom for the course, or if you can take it online, but you can learn more about it at canvas.net.
Here’s a description of the course:
“Princess stories have been popular for centuries and remain so today around the world; we’ll dive into what these fairy tales mean, and trace the history of these narratives back to their source material, examining contexts all along the way. We’ll borrow tools from cultural studies, literature studies, and film studies to help us analyze these phenomena and what they mean to our society.
Many of us may associate princess stories with modern-day products (much of it marketed to small children) or with Disney movies and theme parks. We’ll examine these current versions of fairy tale mythos as well, using our new interpretive tools to uncover not just what’s been changed in the moral and message of the narrative, but what the stories mean as told now.”
This sounds like fun! Let us know if YOU sign up to learn about fairy tales and Disney!