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The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy-Tale Cultures

Edited by Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, Naomi Hamer, Lauren Bosc

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664 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts

Overview of Basic Concepts: Folklore, Fairy Tale, Culture, and Media

Jill Terry Rudy

Definition and History of Fairy Tales

Carl Lindahl

Constructing Fairy-Tale Media Forms: Texts, Textures, Contexts

Vanessa Nunes and Pauline Greenhill

Analytical Approaches

Formalism

Jill Terry Rudy

Psychology

Veronica Schanoes

Marxism

Andrew Teverson

Performance

Patricia Sawin and Milbre Burch

Feminism

Allison Craven

Postmodernism

Cristina Bacchilega

Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonization

Cristina Bacchilega and Sadhana Naithani

Issues

Political and Identity Issues

Activism (Folktales and Social Justice: When Marvelous Tales from the Oral Tradition Help Rethink and Stir the Present from the Margins)

Vivian Labrie

Disability

Ann Schmiesing

Gender

Anne Duggan

Indigeneity (E Hoʻokikohoʻe iā Peʻapeʻamakawalu [Digitizing the Eight-Eyed Bat]: Indigenous Wonder Tales, Culture, and Media)

ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui

Orientalism (Excavation and Representation: Two Orientalist Modes in Fairy Tales)

Jenny Heijun Wills

Thematic Issues

Adaptation and the Fairy-Tale Web

Cristina Bacchilega

Advertising

Olivia Weigeldt

Convergence Culture (Media Convergence, Convergence Culture, and Communicative Capitalism)

Ida Yoshinaga

Crime/Justice

Sue Short

Disney Corporation

Lynda Haas and Shaina Trapedo

Hybridity

Francisco Vaz da Silva

Intellectual Property

John Laudun

Pornography

Catherine Tosenberger

Storyworlds/Narratology

Katharine Young

Intersectional Issues

Animal Studies

Pauline Greenhill and Leah Claire Allen

Children’s and Young Adult (YA) Literature

Anna Kérchy

Fandom/Fan Cultures

Anne Kustritz

Fat Studies ("Where Everything Round is Good:" Exploring and Reimagining Fatness in Fairy-Tale Media)

Lauren Bosc

Language

B. Grantham Aldred

Oral Tradition

Martin Lovelace

Pedagogy

Claudia Schwabe

Sexualities/Queer and Trans Studies

Pauline Greenhill

Translation (Written Forms)

Karen Seago

Communicative Media

Print

William Gray

Pictorial ("Such Strange Transformations:" Burne-Jones’s Cinderella and Domestic Technologies)

Molly Clark Hillard

Material Culture (Fairy Tale Things: Studying Fairy Tales from a Material Culture Perspective)

Meredith A. Bak

Theater

Jennifer Schacker

Photographic

Mayako Murai

Cinematic

Pauline Greenhill

Broadcast (Radio and Television)

Jill Terry Rudy

Digital ("Blood and Glitter:" Fairy Tales as Text, Texture, and Context in Digital Media)

Lynne S. McNeill

Expressive Genres and Venues

Anime and Manga ("You Love Your Father, Don’t You?": The Influence of Tale Type 510B on Japanese Manga/Anime)

Bill Ellis

Anthologies and Tale Collections

Jessie Riddle

Autobiography

Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Blogs and Websites (Narrativizing the Daily "Once Upon a Time:" Re-Envisioning the Fairy-Tale Present with Fairy-Tale Blogs)

Lindsay Brown

Chapbooks

Maria Kaliambou

Children’s Museums

Naomi Hamer

Children’s Picture Books and Illustrations

Balaka Basu

Children’s Television

Jodi McDavid and Ian Brodie

Cinema Science Fiction

John Rieder

Classical Music

Pauline Greenhill and Danishka Esterhazy

Comics and Graphic Novels (Fairy-Tale Graphic Narrative)

Emma Whatman

Comic Cons (Fairy-Tale Culture and Comic Conventions: Perpetuating Storytelling Traditions)

Emma Nelson

Contemporary Art

Amanda Slack-Smith

Criticism

Vanessa Joosen

Fan Fiction

Anne Kustritz

Fantasy

Ming-Hsun Lin

Food (Sugar-Coated Fairy Tales and the Contemporary Cultures of Consumption)

Natalia Andrievskikh

Horror

Sue Short

Mobile Apps

Cynthia Nugent

Music Videos and Pop Music

Rebecca Hutton and Emma Whatman

Musicals

Jill Terry Rudy

Novels

Christy Williams

Opera

Pauline Greenhill

Poetry (Fairy-Tale Poems: The Winding Path to Illo Tempore)

Michael Joseph

Reality Television

Vanessa Nunes

Romance (The Transmedial Romance of "Beauty and the Beast")

Tomasz Z. Majkowski and Agata Zarzycka

Storytelling (Fairy Tales in Contemporary American and European Storytelling Performance)

Joseph Sobol and Csenge Virág Zalka

Traditional Song

Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy

Television Drama (Fairy Tales and American TV Drama)

Mikel Koven

Video Games

Emma Whatman and Victoria Tedeschi

YouTube and Internet Video

Brittany Warman

About the Editors

Pauline Greenhill is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Jill Terry Rudy is Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, USA.

Naomi Hamer is Assistant Professor in English at Ryerson University, Canada.

Lauren Bosc is a Research Coordinator and Managing Editor for Jeunesse at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

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Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies