1st Edition

Fairy Tale

ISBN 9780415616065
Published July 10, 2013 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It:

  • explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre
  • assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale
  • provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary form
  • engages with the major ideological controversies that have shaped critical and creative approaches to fairy tales in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • demonstrates that the fairy tale is a highly metamorphic genre that has flourished in diverse media, including oral tradition, literature, film, and the visual arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Definitions  2. The Establishment of a Literary Genre  3. Critical Methodologies  4. Fairy Tales and Ideology in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries  5. An Adaptable Genre: Multi-Media Fairy Tale  Conclusion

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Andrew Teverson is Director of Studies for English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University London. He is author of Salman Rushdie (2007)