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FYS: Spellbound: The Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts (Laurent): Home

This guide has been developed for use by students in the First Year Seminar: Spellbound: the Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts.

Can't find what you need?

If you can't find something you need, please, contact Sheri A.S.A.P.  Her contact info can be found in the box on the far right of this screen.


It is my goal to make this guide as dynamic and useful as possible. If you have suggestions of additional resources, sites, or types of information to improve its content, please, use the contact info at the right to send them to me.  Thanks!

-Sheri Stormes


This LibGuide is designed to introduce the first-year Butler student to basic resources related to topics covered in FYS 101 25 Spellbound: the Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts.

Relevant topics of research for this class will include:

  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
  • Children's stories
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Charles Perrault
  • Grimm Brothers
  • Jane Yolen's Briar Rose
  • Sheri Tepper's Beauty
  • Orson Scott Card's Enchantment
  • Marius Petipa's choreography of Tchaikovsky's ballet Sleeping Beauty
  • John Neumeier (choreographer)
  • Mats Ek
  • Shakespeare's  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Max Reinhardt's 1935 film A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Frederick Ashton's ballet, The Dream
  • George Balanchine's full-length ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Benjamin Britten's opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's first book of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Butler Libraries seek to provide resources in various formats that support learning and research in the disciplines and courses taught at Butler.  This guide is designed to help make you, the user, more aware of the various kinds and types of resources available to you.  The resources on this guide do not constitute an exhaustive list.  They have been selected as a representative sampling designed to help get you started in your research on aspects of the topics covered in this First-Year Seminar.

Your Librarian

At Butler, a librarian with appropriate expertise and interest is assigned to be a liaison to each of the major subject areas taught at the University.  Sheri Stormes is the liaison to Butler's Jordan College of the Arts and the various disciplines housed in that College.  She is responsible for ordering materials and answering reference and research questions rrelating to Art + Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music, and Theatre and for providing instruction relating to the discovery, evaluation, and use of materials related to these disciplines in the Butler Libraries and elsewhere.

 Sheri is available to assist you with research and other questions relating to the library from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Her office is Room 119B on the main floor of the Irwin Library.   Additional contact information is available in the box to the right of this one.

The important thing to remember is:  Sheri is here to help you!  Feel free to contact her with any questions you might have relating to the Library and/or any of its resources for the subjects taught in the Jordan College of Fine Arts!

Performing and Fine Arts Librarian

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Sheri Stormes
Irwin Library, Room 130

Phone: 317 940-9218

Fax: 317 940-9711

Stormes Evaluation


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