Parables, Fables, Folktales and More: Early Movements in Literature

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Parables, Fables & Folktales
Fall 2024
Taught By: Gabrielle Williams
Section: A

CRN: 17221

Credits: 4

This course meets the introductory course requirement for Literary Studies majors and is intended for beginner Literary Studies students. This course takes a global view of early approaches to storytelling by way of examining the literary dimensions of ancient and/or “classic” approaches to orature, as well as other (written) story-forms such as, for example, folktales, epic poems, parables, proverbs, and riddles. During our course, we will delve into oral and written works from territories encompassing Antarctica, Africa, Asia, and Europe to investigate ways that erudite, seminal, and timeless “inventions of literature” occurred across broad expanses of space and time in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:48am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024