The following pages are required for weeks one--three of In Search of Cupid and Psyche: Myth and Legend in Children's Literature.
Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius; translation by Robert Graves.
Introduction: "The argument" (read up to and then skim "What is a myth?");
"Ground" myths (various): Authorities discuss and define "myth" and "mythology";
"Mythological and Archetypal Approaches" (Wilfred L. Guerin);
Psycho-analytic criticism of "Cupid and Psyche" organized by James Gollnick:
Joseph Campbell. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1968, 1973. (particularly Chapter II, 1-3).
Joseph Campbell. The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology. New York: Viking, 1959.
Mircea Eliade. The Myth of the Eternal Return, or, Cosmos and History, translated from the French by Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971.
Northrop Frye. the Stubborn Structure. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1970.
Northrop Frye. Anatomy of Criticism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1957.
Rene Girard. Violence and the Sacred. Johns Hopkins UP, 1979
Robert Graves. The Greek Myths. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963.
Jane Ellen Harrison. Mythology. New York: Harcourt, 1924, 1963.
S.H. Hooke. Middle Eastern Mythology. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963, 1971.
The Language of Poetry, edited by Allen Tate. New York: Russell, 1960.
David Adams Leeming. The World of Myth: An Anthology. New York: Oxford UP, 1990.
Claude Levi-Strauss. The Raw and the Cooked. London: Cape, 1970.
The Lost Tradition: Mothers and Daughters in Literature, edited by Cathy M. Davidson and E.M. Broner. New York: Ungar, 1980.
Annis Pratt. Archetypal Patterns in Women's Fiction. Brighton: Harvester, 1982.
Philip Wheelwright. Metaphor and Reality. Bloomington: Indiana