Tuesday, March 13, 2012

British lit reminder: Faust summaries & the Gothic Jane Eyre

What's up, Seniors et al? Just a reminder about what you're to be working on by next class:
  1. Blogging on Faust. Remember The Devil Went Down to Georgia?

    Once we went over the elements of a Faustian tale, you all picked different examples of more modernized versions:
    Damn Yankees (movie and musical)
    Radiohead's Faust ARP & Videotape
    The Police's Wrapped around your Finger
    Gorillaz Faust
    Switchfoot's Faust, Midas and Myself
    Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody
    Joseph Brodsky's Two Hours in Reservoir
    Charlie Daniels’ The Devil down to Georgia
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Washington Irving's The Devil and Tom Walker
    Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Klaus Mann's Mephisto
    Douglass Wallop's The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant
    Stephen King's Christine
    Little Shop of HorrorsBedazzled
    Wall Street
    Phantom of the Opera
    The Devil’s Advocate
    Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Barton Fink
    Ghost Rider
    The Mask

    The Devil Wears Prada
    The Pirates of the Caribbean film series
    Your assignment is to write 3 paragraphs:

    • A description of the "standard" elements of the Faustian tale.
    • A summary of the plot of your selected.
    • An analysis of how your plot is similar to each step of the Faustian tale.


  2. Being prepared to discuss/quiz over Jane EyreRemember that list of the elements of Gothic literature? That.

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