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Blog Post 14: The Last One

This is supposed to be our reflective blog entry, the one to wrap up the semester. Finals start tomorrow, and the one I’m most worried about is the one for this class. It’s not because I didn’t do the reading, because … Continue reading

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Blog Post 13: “Once Upon a Time in Spain”: Pan’s Labyrinth

This week, we watched Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which I’ve seen several times before, and had gotten something different out of it each time I’d seen it.  However, this time, we looked at it in the context of both … Continue reading

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Blog Post 12: Folk Tales in India and Bangladesh

I enjoyed both guest lectures this week, and want to discuss them both in this blog entry, because I learned a lot from both.  I knew hardly anything about India or Bangladesh before this week besides whatever I remembered from … Continue reading

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Blog Post 11: Arabic Folk Tales

This week we read the frame story of “The 1001 Nights” and learned about Arabic folk tales.  Interestingly, the number 1000 in Arabic cultures represents infinity, so adding one to that makes it a super massive number surpassing the infinite. … Continue reading

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Blog Post 10: African-American Folk and Fairy Tales

I unfortunately missed Dr. Ochieng K’Olewe’s guest lecture on Tuesday from a migraine, but from what I heard, it was awesome.  However, it leaves me no choice but to write this week’s blog entry about Thursday’s guest lecture by Dr. … Continue reading

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Blog Post 9: My favorite “Bluebeard” tale

Well, this blog post is rather late.  Hopefully, it was worth the wait? Once again, I found myself preferring the more literary of the stories, the least fairy-tale-like of all: “Bluebeard’s Egg” by Margaret Atwood.  The thing is, we weren’t … Continue reading

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Blog Post 8: “rags to riches through magic and marriage”

In class this week, we read the “Cinderella” tales, which largely contrasted with the Disney version- no surprise there. These tales all feature a similar narrative arc, one that Ruth Bottigheimer describes as “rags to riches through magic and marriage.”  … Continue reading

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