Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 8 – March 21 & 23


Tuesday: Cinderella: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Read: “Introduction: Cinderella” (101-107); “Yeh-hsien”; Charles Perrault, “Donkeyskin”; Brothers Grimm, “Cinderella”; Joseph Jacobs, “Catskin”; “The Story of the Black Cow”; Lin Lan, “Cinderella”; “The Princess in the Suit of Leather” (107-137)
Read: Bruno Bettelheim, “Cinderella,” pp. 236-277.
Report 13: Marina Warner, "The Old Wives' Tale" (309-317)

Thursday: “The Three Feathers” – A Jungian Interpretation
Read: Marie-Louise von Franz, Folktales as Therapy, chapters 2-4, pp. 24-69
Report 14: Marie‐Louise von Franz: Chapter 7, pp. 114‐197

Blog Entry 8: Cinderella is one of the so-called “rise tales”, which features a narrative arc of “rags to riches through magic and marriage” (Ruth Bottigheimer). Write a reflection on this motive. Can someone reach success or riches with magic or marriage? How realistic is that? Blog is due by Sunday, March 26.

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