TERMS FOR REVISION EXAM 2

TERMS FOR REVISION EXAM 2 - RUSS 090 TERMS FOR REVISION...

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RUSS 090 TERMS FOR REVISION EXAM 2 REMINDER: You are expected to be familiar with all the readings assigned (fairy tales, theoretical excerpts, on-line texts) as well as with the art and film clips shown in class. As you know, you must be able to apply theories to fairy tales independently. This is merely a study guide – going through it cannot fully substitute notes taken during lectures and your own reading. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE ANSWERS AS WELL AS YOUR OWN QUESTIONS PREPARED FOR THE REVIEW SESSIONS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY. -Animal bride/ animal groom - Bettelheim’s theory, especially the function of these tales in children’s psychosexual development -Who has turned the groom/ bride into the beast? What does the metamorphosis signify? Why is it important (or not) who, in particular, is responsible for this deed? How is that person punished? Under what circumstances does the animal change back into a human? What does this change stand for? -familiarity with clips shown in class -Feminism and the study of fairy tales -basic feminist terminology (slides and in Course Documents): female vs. feminine; essentialism and its sub-category sexism; patriarchy and what feminism as a movement wants) -familiarity with the two articles (“Silenced Women in the Grimms’ Tales” and “Some Day My Prince Will Come”) -in particular, the link between the silencing of women in German society (When? Compare to the other cultures discussed) and in the Grimms’ fairy tales -the function of silence in FT males as opposed to females -methods of silencing: distribution of direct speech + verbs of speaking
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course RUSS 0090 taught by Professor Lankapánková during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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TERMS FOR REVISION EXAM 2 - RUSS 090 TERMS FOR REVISION...

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