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The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Women and Gender Studies is offering an online course on Gender in Fairy Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore for the 2013 Winter Term.

Course Number: WGS-3005-761
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Orme
Prerequisites: WGS-1232, WGS-2001, WGS-2002 or ENGL-2114 or permission of the instructor

Fairy tale film (movie or TV versions of international wonder tales) and cinematic folklore (representations of other traditional genres in film) express notions of gender that have multiple implications for their creators and audiences. Using feminist film theory, we explore filmed versions of traditional culture primarily for adults. Topics include postmodern and psychoanalytic perspectives; metamorphosis, enchantment, monstrosity, and abjection; transgender and transbiology; the rise in popularity of adult fairy tale film; analyses of particular auteurs; adaptation theory; genre and generational shifts and remixes; historic and contemporary perspectives on innovative cinematography and special effects, and/or contemporary iconography.

This course features guest lectures by Jack Zipes, Cristina Bacchilega and Sidney Eve Matrix.

For further information or permission to take the course, please contact Dr. Greenhill at or 786-9439.

Gender in Fairy Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore Course