Our next chat will be on Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber." We'll be reading two stories in the book: The Bloody Chamber and The Tiger's Bride. Besides these stories, I would also like us to read a short, nonfiction essay on the story of Bluebeard and different versions of it. The essay can be found online here: Bluebeard and the Bloody Chamber.
In addition to that, I would like us to read Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius. This ancient Roman story is very possibly the first of the stories where a curious heroine marries a supposed monster and disobeys his one demand.
For those unfamiliar with the Bluebeard story, the original fairy tale can be found here.
ETA: We'll meet for this chat on Wednesday (June 14th) at 8:30 pm EST.