Snow White Sleeping Beauty

Length:  7-8 full pages, double space, New Times Roman 12 pt font, MLA format, hard copy, stapled. 

Audience:  this class and others interested in fairy tales.

Library Research Day:  Monday, February 25th

Proposal with Annotated Bibliography Due: Wednesday, March 27th [Hard copy in class]. Late Proposal and Annotated Bibliographies: minus full letter grade/day, including weekends. **No drafts or final papers will be accepted without an approved proposal and annotated bibliography, even if they are zero due to lateness**.

Draft Due for Peer Review Workshop: Wednesday, April 24th [Bring 2 Hard Copies of Draft to Class].  Late Draft: minus full letter grade/day.

Final Due:  Wednesday, May 1st [Hard Copy in Class. Include in order from top down to bottom: Final, Peer Review, Self-Assessment Part 1 and 2, and Draft with Comments]. No Late Work Accepted–all missing essays will be zero after Wednesday, May 1st at 2:30pm.

Worth:  Proposal and Annotated Bibliography 100 Points (10%) + Draft 50 Points (5%) + Paper 200 Points (20%) =350 points or 35%. 

  • BONUS 20 Points for ordering at least one book or journal article from other Florida College and University Libraries via UBorrow or Inter Library Loan [include print off of system request with Final essay] 

Research Project: Research and write a 7-8 page essay that analyzes two or three of the assigned adaptations of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, or Beauty and the Beast texts, other than those by Perrault, Grimm, or Beaumont. You must pick from the fairy tales that you did not present on (i.e. you presented on Snow White, thus you can pick two to three Beauty and the Beast stories, or one from Little Red Riding Hood and another from Sleeping Beauty). A 2-page proposal with an annotated bibliography (min. 6 critical secondary sources) outlining your paper topic and research plans and a formal draft will also be required. 

More Details: For this paper I want you to go beyond the class discussions to make an argument about a specific issue surrounding fairy tales that is addressed in two or three of the texts we have read or watched for class.  Think of the faultlines you have been noticing. In formulating your argument you will need to define and culturally and historically contextualize your specific topic, define any other key terms, state your thesis clearly, address the relevant message(s) being given by the author/director about the topic and why they are important for the audience to receive, and use quoted evidence from each of your primary texts and from relevant critical secondary sources. You should include at least 6 relevant critical secondary sources i.e. books or scholarly journals and databases rather than online sources such as Wikipedia. Use Haase and Zipes to help you find relevant sources. NO blogs, essay help guides, or general online sources allowed.

Proposal: 2 full pages prose Proposal and an Annotated Bibliography of at least 6 potential critical scholarly sources beyond your primary texts. 

  • Proposal should detail and define your topic, the primary fairy tale adaptations you are examining, outline the main questions you are addressing along with preliminary answers that lead to a working thesis; also note what passages/dialogue/evidence you are thinking about using to support your thesis from your primary and secondary texts.  The best proposals often read like the draft introduction to a paper. Feel free to add an outline to the prose proposal in addition to the 2-page proposal.
  • Annotations should consist of full MLA Works Cited information for each of the 6 critical and scholarly texts along with 2-3 sentences about the main content/ideas of the text that will help you with your paper.  Annotations should be listed in alphabetical order.

Avoid Plagiarism: use MLA in-text citation to signal all quotes and paraphrases. i.e. for books and articles (Baldwin 63) or films (Lima). Include a Works Cited at the end of your paper that includes all texts that you cite or paraphrase, including any primary or secondary source that you refer to in your essay.  See the MLA 8 Supplement for help.

Pick 2-3 Adaptations from this List.  Do not pick any from your group presentation.

Snow White

  • Hessel, Franz. “The Seventh Dwarf.” 1926.
  • Disney, Walk, prod. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 1937.
  • Coover, Robert. “The Dead Queen.” 1973.
  • Lee, Tanith. “Snow-Drop.” 1993.
  • Burch, Milbre. “The Huntsman’s Story.” 1995.

Sleeping Beauty

  • Kunert, Gunter. “Sleeping Beauty.” 1972.
  • Shapiro, Farida S. T. “This Century of Sleep, or, Briar Rose Beneath the Sea.” 1995.
  • Kress, Nancy. “Summer Wind.” 1995.
  • Koja, Kathe. “Waking the Prince.” 1995.
  • Stromberg, Robert, dir. Maleficent. 2014.

Little Red Riding Hood

  • Thurber, James. “The Girl and the Wolf.” 1939. 
  • Jordan, Neil, dir. The Company of Wolves.  1984.
  • Wheeler, Wendy. “Little Red.” 1993.
  • Schimel, Lawrence. “Journeybread Recipe.” 1994.
  • Walker, Barbara G. “The She-Wolf.” 1996.

Beauty and the Beast

  • Carter, Angela. “The Tiger’s Bride.” 1979.
  • Walker, Barbara G. “Ugly and the Beast.” 1996.
  • Cashorali, Peter. “Beauty and the Beast.” 1997.
  • Adamson, Andrew, and Vicky Jenson, dirs. Shrek. 2001.

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