publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Examples of the Motif of the Shrew in European Literature and Film

Vasvári, Louise O.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2001 Journal: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, volume 4 (eissn: 1481-4374, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
In her article "Examples of the Motif of the Shrew in European Literature and Film" Louise O. Vasvári presents the shrew-taming story as a masterplot of both Eastern and Western folklore and literature concerned with establishing the appropriate power dynamic between a married couple. Vasvári firts reviews the comparative groundwork of the story she has documented in her earlier studies of the topic. In addition to tracing the bundle of motifs that make up the shrew story from medieval Arabic and European versions to the present, she then devotes attention to Hungarian folklore traditions. In the second part of the study, Vasvári interrogates how the Shrew's cul...
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