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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Fairy tales are fluid stories, reinvented by different eras and nations, and often altered for different audiences. This course will examine the history of the fairy tale, tracing its development from oral and folk traditions to its reinvention by modern authors, including Angela Carter and Helen Oyeyemi.

Required reading:
Maria Tatar, (editor). The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition, 2017. 

You can purchase the 2017 edition of The Classic Fairy Tales which is available in paper copy or as an Ebook. Either is fine. You may also find cheap copies of the 1st edition of the same book. This version contains much of the same material and is also fine to use. The newer edition has more critical essays and an updated bibliography but contains the same primary material. 

Course dates

10 Jul 2022 to 16 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code