From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.
"[...] the interdisciplinary mode of this text offers a fascinating and needed intervention in the field, relocating criticism of fairy tales from historically and nationally based analysis of when and where fairy tales operate and in what contexts, to how fairy tales travel across cultures and media and how this impacts the perceived function of the tales. To decouple fairy tales from their assumed spaces and relocate them within a media culture that is constantly transforming and recreating itself is a step long needed in the field of fairy-tale studies." - Michelle Anya Anjirbag, in Jeunesse, Vol 11 No 1 (2019)