Fairy Tales Reimagined

Fairy Tales Reimagined : Essays on New Retellings

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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. Sixteen essays consider fairy tales recreated through contemporary short stories, novels, poetry, and the graphic novel from both best-selling and lesser-known writers. The essays apply a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, structuralism, queer theory and gender studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • McFarland & Co Inc
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • notes, bibliography, index
  • 0786441151
  • 9780786441150
  • 626,760

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"a brilliant collection of essays.... These essays urge you to go reread every fairy tale you have ever read, then to go read the new renditions, and then see them all in an entirely new light.... It is easy to lose yourself in these essays"--Mythlore; "this is the type of book students are always seeking when they are researching their own papers...helps to fill the large gap...most impressed with the wide range of topics...strong scholarship"--surlalunefairytales.blogspot.com; "interesting insights and intriguing readings of fairy-tale authors old and new"--Journal of Folklore Research; "about fairy tales as elements in contemporary fiction...perfectly lucid and informative"--Critical Mass.show more

About Susan Redington Bobby

Susan Redington Bobby, assistant professor of English at Wesley College in Dover Delaware, specializes in teaching classic and contemporary fairy tales and adolescent literature. She has published an article about Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials in The Looking Glass: An Online Children's Literature Journal. Bobby has presented papers on Pullman's work at both Northeast Modern Language Association and Popular Culture Association conferences, chairing the NEMLA panel "Fairy Tale Visions and (Re) Visions."show more

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