Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women's Fiction: From Atwood to Morrison

Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women's Fiction: From Atwood to Morrison

by S. Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230605541
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/19/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sharon R. Wilson is Professor of English and Women’s Studies, University of Northern Colorado and is the author of Margaret Atwood's Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics. She is currently President of the Doris Lessing Society and was Founding co-President of the Margaret Atwood Society. She edited Margaret Atwood’s Textual Assassinations and co-edited Approaches to Teaching Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Other Works with Thomas B. Friedman and Shannon Hengen.

Table of Contents

Atwood's Monstrous, Dismembered, Cannibalized, and (Sometimes) Reborn Female Bodies: The Robber Bride and Other Texts
Fitcher's and Frankenstein's Gaze in Oryx and Crake
The Writer as Crone Goddess in Atwood's The Penelopiad and Lessing's Memoirs of a Survivor
Mythic Quests for the Word and Postcolonial Identity: Lessing's The Story of Colonel Dann, Mara's Daughter, Griot and
The Snow Dog and Morrison's Beloved
Reading Erdrich's The Beet Queen : Demeter, The Wizard of Oz, The Ramayana, and Native American Myth
Silenced Women in Ferre's The Youngest Doll : 'The Red Shoes,' Cinderella,' 'Fitcher's Bird'
Enchantment, Transformation, and Rebirth in Iris Murdoch's The Green Knight
Bluebeard's Forbidden Room in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
Fairy Tales and Myth in Hulme's The Bone People

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