Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Week 5 - Feb. 21 & 23

Tuesday: Beastly Bride(groom)
Read: “Introduction: Beauty and the Beast” (25-32)
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, “Beauty and the Beast” (32-42)
Giovanni Straparola, “The Pig King” (42-47)
Brothers Grimm, “The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich” (47-50)
Report 7: Marina Warner, “Go! Be a Beast: Beauty and the Beast,” In: Folk & Fairy Tales by Martin Hallett and Barbara Karasek, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press, 2002, pp. 365-376. On Blackboard.

Thursday: Beastly Bride(groom)
Read: Angela Carte, “The Tiger’s Bride” (50-66)
“Urashima the Fisherman” (66-68)
Alexander Afanasev, “The Frog Princess” (68-71)
“The Swan Maiden” (72-73)
Report 8: Maria Tatar, "Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales," In: The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales, pp. 3-38. On reserve-Hoover Library: Ref. # [398.21 G864z76] and on Blackboard.

Blog Entry 5: First read the story of “Cupid and Psyche” at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/cupid.html, then write a comparison of this old Greek tale with that of any of the various versions of Beauty and Beast. Add two pictures to your blog, one from a beauty and beast story and one for “Cupid and Psyche.” Blog is due by Sunday, Fab. 26.

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