Fairy Tale

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415616065
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/12/2013
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,435,557
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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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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