Language and Gender in the Fairy Tale Tradition

A Linguistic Analysis of Old and New Story-Telling

Author: Alessandra Levorato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023050387X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Much research has been done on the social messages conveyed to children reading or listening to fairy tales. In this highly original study, the emphasis shifts from content to linguistic expression. The language and linguistic organization of a dozen versions, old and new, of the Little Red Riding Hood story are analyzed using a variety of theoretical approaches, including Critical Discourse Analysis, Conversational Analysis, Functional Grammar and Critical Stylistics, to uncover the contribution of fairy tales to the discourse of gender relations over time.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334436

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

View: 1810

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.
Posted in Fairy tales

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

View: 6566

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts
Posted in Social Science

Language, Gender and Children's Fiction

Author: Jane Sunderland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441182985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 4151

This is an original, scholarly yet accessible contribution to the field of children's fiction. It focuses on gender in relation to children's fiction and the role that language plays in this relationship. Girls' and boys' reading itself is looked at, as well as the books that they encounter - including the Harry Potter series, Louis Sachar's prizewinning Holes, fairy tales and school reading schemes. The book treats fiction as fiction, using as its guiding principles the multimodality of much children's fiction; that fiction is almost always dialogic; that the feminist movement has had considerable influence on textual representations of women, men, boys and girls and that language (including what the characters say, and how, and what is said about them) is a key to the different readings of fictional texts. This will be a valuable resource for researchers in and students of linguistics, language studies and English literature.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340822

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1520

In the 1970s, feminists focused critical attention on fairy tales and broke the spell that had enchanted readers for centuries. By exposing the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender, feminism transformed fairy-tale studies and sparked a debate that would change the way society thinks about fairy tales and the words "happily ever after." Now, after three decades of provocative criticism and controversy, this book reevaluates the feminist critique of fairy tales. The eleven essays within Fairy Tales and Feminism challenge and rethink conventional wisdom about the fairy-tale heroine and offer new insights into the tales produced by female writers and storytellers. Resisting a one-dimensional view of the woman-centered fairy tale, each essay reveals ambiguities in female-authored tales and the remarkable potential of classical tales to elicit unexpected responses from women. Exploring new texts and contexts, Fairy Tales and Feminism reaches out beyond the national and cultural boundaries that have limited our understanding of the fairy tale. The authors reconsider the fairy tale in French, German, and Anglo-American contexts and also engage African, Indian Ocean, Iberian, Latin American, Indo-Anglian, and South Asian diasporic texts. Also considered within this volume is how film, television, advertising, and the Internet test the fairy tale's boundaries and its traditional authority in defining gender. From the Middle Ages to the postmodern age-from the French fabliau to Hollywood's Ever After and television's Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?-the essays assembled here cover a broad range of topics that map new territory for fairy-tale studies. Framed by a critical survey of feminist fairy-tale scholarship and an extensive bibliography-the most comprehensive listing of women-centered fairy-tale research ever assembled-Fairy Tales and Feminism is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the intersection of fairy tales and feminism.
Posted in Social Science

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education

Author: A. Archakis,V. Tsakona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 958

Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this study proposes an analytical model focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories. This model is further exploited in language teaching to cultivate students' cultural sensitivity and critical literacy.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Author: Modern Humanities Research Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 832

Includes both books and articles.
Posted in English language

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9519

Posted in American literature

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9611

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Posted in History

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423214131

Category:

Page: 459

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International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222894

Category: English imprints

Page: 2500

View: 2899

Posted in English imprints

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1419

Posted in Academic libraries

Rotkäppchen

Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: bohem press

ISBN: 3855813116

Category:

Page: 34

View: 3591

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Goldloeckchen Und Die Drei Baeren

Author: Robert Southey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517065072

Category:

Page: 24

View: 8032

"Wer auf meinem Bett geschlafen?" Who's been sleeping on my bed?
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Resources in Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 7687

Posted in Education