Presentation Sign-Up: Allusions in Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Below are the different topics to choose from and the dates that correspond with them. The day that you select will be the day that your presentation is due! Note that some days have multiple topics.

TOPIC

DATE

Kashmir Province

-What and where is Kashmir?

-What is it famous for?

10/24

Lake Dahl

-What and where is Lake Dahl?

-What is it famous for?

10/25

1,001 Nights (aka Arabian Nights)

-What is it?

-Why is it important?

10/25

Haroun Al-Rashid

-Who was he?

-What was he known for?

10/25

Turtle symbolism in different cultures

10/26

Peacock symbolism in different cultures

10/26

Aladdin and the magic lamp/genie

- What is the story?

10/27

Hoopoe (bird) & its symbolism

10/31

Who is Rapunzel?

-What happens in the story? What is its point?

11/1

Exxon Oil Spill

-What was it?

-What impact did it have?

11/1

The film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. 

-Who are Bagha and Goopy?

-What is the movie’s plot?

11/2

Prince Charming and Princess in Distress archetypes

-What are the they?

11/3

Nikolai Gogol, Franz Kafka

-Who are they and what are they known for? (Hint: Absurdist Literature)

11/9

Abhinaya

-What is it and what is it used for?

11/10

Describe & explain significance of a gryphon, a basilisk, a manticore, a troll.

11/10

Jung’s Shadow Theory

-What subject does it apply to?

-What does the theory say?

11/14

Wizard of Oz

-Summarize the plot

-Focus on how Dorothy overcomes her obstacles)

11/15