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Fairy tales reimagined : essays on new retellings

Author: Susan Redington Bobby; Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a critical examination of the writers of the late 20th-early 21st centuries whose re-inventions of the literary fairy tale mirror the social, political, and cultural climate of the age. The sixteen essays apply a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, structuralism, queer theory and gender studies"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Redington Bobby; Kate Bernheimer
ISBN: 9780786441150 0786441151
OCLC Number: 318421112
Description: x, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: The affect of fairy tales / Kate Bernheimer --
Introduction: Authentic voices in comtemporary fairy tales / Susan Redington Bobby --
Redefining gender and sexuality --
Queering the fairy tale canon: Emma Donoghue's Kissing the witch / Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère --
Contemporary women poets and the fairy tale / Christa Mastrangelo Joyce --
Struggling sisters and failing spells: re-engendering fairy tale heroism in Peg Kerr's The wild swans / Bethany Joy Bear --
Found girls: J.M. Barrie's Peter & Wendy and Jane Yolen's "Lost girls" / Joanne Campbell Tidwell --
Inventions and transformations: imagining new worlds in the stories of Neil Gaiman / Mathilda Slabert --
Rewriting narrative forms --
" And the princess, telling the story": A.S. Byatt's self-reflexive fairy stories / Jeffrey K. Gibson --
Between wake and sleep: Robert Coover's Briar Rose, a playful reawakening of The sleeping beauty / Marie C. Bouchet --
Winterson's wonderland: The powerbook as a postmodern re-vision of Lewis Carroll's Alice books / Maureen Torpey --
" I think you are not telling me all of this story": storytelling, fate, and self-determination in Robin McKinley's folktale revisions / Amie A. Doughty --
Remembering trauma and dystopia --
The Complete tales of Kate Bernheimer: postmodern fairytales in a dystopian world / Helen Pilinovsky --
The fairy tale as allegory for the holocaust: representing the unrepresentable in Yolen's Briar Rose and Murphy's Hansel and Gretel / Margarete J. Landwehr --
" This gospel of my hell": the narration of violence in Gaétan Soucy's The little girl who was too fond of matches / Lauren Choplin --
Revolutionizing culture and politics --
Negotiating wartime masculinity in Bill Willingham's Fables / Mark C. Hill --
Philip Pullman's I was a rat! and the fairy-tale retelling as instrument of social criticism / Vanessa Joosen --
The wicked witch of the west: terrorist? rewriting evil in Gregory Maguire's Wicked / Christopher Roman --
Embracing equality: class reversals and social reform in Shannon Hale's The goose girl and Princess academy / Susan Redington Bobby.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Redington Bobby ; foreword by Kate Bernheimer.

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