The Russian Fairy Tale

(Revised First Edition)
Edited by Thomas Garza
©2014, 298 pages

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    The Russian Fairy Tale introduces readers to selected tales from the Russian/Slavic tradition and to methods of examining and critiquing them. The material examines fairy tales from their folk origins to their literary and filmic versions, and provides contextual ties to Western presentations of fairy tales such as the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Disney.

    The selected stories are grouped by specific methods of analyzing them including:

    • Structural Approaches
    • Psychological Approaches
    • Feminist Approaches
    • Socio-political Approaches

    As they use the text students will be exposed to some of the great masters of Russian literature, such as Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, and Leo Tolstoy. They will also be introduced to wonderful stories like The Tale of the Golden Cockerel and The Tale of Ivan the Fool and His Two Brothers.

    The Russian Fairy Tale can be used in courses on Russian literature, fairy tales, folklore, and children's literature.

    Thomas J. Garza, Ed.D., is Regents and University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas. He teaches courses on the Russian language and literature, foreign language pedagogy, and contemporary Russian culture. His popular course, “The Vampire in Slavic Cultures,” has been taught since 1997, and he has published several articles on the contemporary image of the vampire in Russian popular culture in both United States and Russian academic journals. A native Texan, Dr. Garza received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1987. During his tenure at the University of Texas, he has received numerous awards for undergraduate teaching. His current research is on filmic and cultural portraits of machismo in contemporary Russian and Latino cultures during the ‘90s and 2000s.
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