Fairy Stories

Leader: Dr. Junius Johnson, Junius Johnson Academics

Fairy tales, fairyland, and stories about the Good Folk have held our cultural imagination for centuries, because they are powerful vehicles for confronting deep truths: as much the glorious wonder of this wild world we inhabit as the dark recesses of the human soul, where our deepest fears lurk and bide their time. These stories give us access to the depths of the inner and outer worlds, and offer a symbolic language through which we can discuss our hopes and fears. As importantly, these stories delight us, and that delight is no small part of the courage we need to face the challenges of the daytime world of our everyday experience.

This course will explore a variety of fairy tales and stories featuring fairies. Each session will be a demonstration through Socratic discussion of the possibilities these stories offer for engaging students in the classroom around urgent questions relevant to the formation of virtue and wisdom. Each session will also be rooted in material delight in the wonders these stories contain.

June 3- 14

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

11:00 - 1:00 pm (AZ), 1:00 - 3:00 pm (CST)

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Price: $125.00