(10/31/00 5:17:38 am)
I was supposed to looking for something else in the library and found this very interesting little book instead: "Scheherazade's Sisters; Trickster Heroines and their Stories in World Literature" by Marilyn Jurich. It's a bit on the academic side, but raises some interesting ideas about trickster from gender theory, trickster as rescuer, folktale females in patriarchal systems and such. I am reading it--slowly I'm afraid--but I'll let you know more about it as I get through it. Anybody else seen it before? (Kate? This seems as if it might have crossed your desk?)
(10/31/00 6:00:29 am)
|Re: Trickster Women|
I haven't seen the book, but just hearing about it makes me want to take a look. Most of my trickster research has covered the world of Coyote variants, who are for the most part masculine, whereas I'm currently engaged in all sorts of fictive dialogues with female tricksters. Let me know if it proves revelatory in any way.
(10/31/00 6:23:01 am)
|wow, it's been a while|
Good to hear from you after so many years! Indeed I will let you know what I think of the work. But it seems to me in the past, this board has produced additional titles of interest concerning the female trickster. Have you been lurking for a while? I know there was a great discussion with Carolyn Dunn on Yellow Woman and Deer Woman.
(10/31/00 9:01:09 am)
|From the old board|
Here's a link to that discussion on the old board, for any interested:
(10/31/00 9:27:55 am)
Yes, I know the Jurich book. I think it's quite good, though slow reading.
(10/31/00 1:08:40 pm)
I haven't seen this book, but you're right, it does sound like something that should have crossed my desk. I will be sure it does soon.
(10/31/00 2:00:59 pm)
No I haven't been lurking on the site. Terri posted information on it to me. I've been immersed in a lot of fairy tale material of late and decided to come on board. (I have been lurking in the works of Midori Snyder however).
I'd forgotten about Yellow Woman, and others--particularly as they appeared in _Spider Woman's Granddaughters_; and in Japanese Kwaidan stories (where the female trickster is most often, appropriately, deceased).
Thanks, Kerrie, for the old board link, too. I copied and emailed the postings to myself to look at with more care.
(10/31/00 6:42:35 pm)
I've read the book Midori is talking about and found it rather useful, although I must confess that I was a little disappointed that it didn't include more textual analysis- it seemed like lists of stories at certain points, which was nice and useful for reference, but not quite what I was looking for.