Event Title

P-34 Gender Roles and Class Hierarchy in Beauty and the Beast as Adapted by Jean Cocteau and Christophe Gans

Presenter Information

Adair Kibble, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

This poster examines the two major French film adaptations of “The Beauty and the Beast”—one directed by Christophe Gans (2014), and the other by Jean Cocteau (1945)—as they re-imagine a story conceived in folklore, then written and published, and finally, put to film. The medium’s influence on the story will be analyzed, as well as that of historical context. Furthermore, this poster scrutinizes the gender and class relations portrayed in these films in how this tale is designed to inculcate domestic values in 18th century bourgeois women evolved over time in its treatment of class and gender relations.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Sonia Badenas

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-34 Gender Roles and Class Hierarchy in Beauty and the Beast as Adapted by Jean Cocteau and Christophe Gans

Buller Hall Lobby

This poster examines the two major French film adaptations of “The Beauty and the Beast”—one directed by Christophe Gans (2014), and the other by Jean Cocteau (1945)—as they re-imagine a story conceived in folklore, then written and published, and finally, put to film. The medium’s influence on the story will be analyzed, as well as that of historical context. Furthermore, this poster scrutinizes the gender and class relations portrayed in these films in how this tale is designed to inculcate domestic values in 18th century bourgeois women evolved over time in its treatment of class and gender relations.