To start with, in a sentence or two, we'll summarize each of the following films: Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Mermaid, and Cinderella.
Next, let's look at some humourous recreations of the these films' posters:
How might we infer these messages from the films?
Okay, so it's not actually 20 pages. Read the article "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Steven King, and e-mail me your response (following the directions for blog posts on your syllabus) by midnight tonight!
Finally, you should go ahead and begin reading the first Stave of A Christmas Carol for Wednesday. If you're looking for a free digital copy, Google Books has a great edition here.
Questions? Quibbles? Controversies?