Welcome to CU and welcome to this First Year Seminar guide for Suzanne Magnanini’s The Power of Fairy Tales! My name is Bronwen Maxson, and I’m a Subject Librarian who specializes in French and Italian. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
This course shows us that the stories and films we grew up come from rich folk traditions throughout the world. The childhood stories we thought we knew are often based on tales with much more mature and surprising themes.
Despite the unfamiliar histories of these tales, you can bring your own perspective and intellectual curiosity to this course and help us discover new ideas together. As you begin your time at CU, I hope this course and this guide helps you discover ways to explore your own intellectual interests and goals as well as share your insights with others. After all, that’s what college is all about!
Image: "Puss in boots" (Le chat botté). Illustration by Gustave Doré of Charles Perrault's tale, wood engraving by Pannemaker. Date 1867. Public Domain.