(3/27/06 9:24 am)
I am currenlty researching for my dissertation, a variety of modern interpretations of snow white and sleeping beauty, but I have not really found much written about these modern versions. Does anyone know of any sites, books or journals that would be useful? Thanks x
(3/27/06 10:38 am)
Have you tried the SurLaLune site? Just click on the banner at the top of the forum page. Heidi lists various stories and modern interpretations of them.
(3/27/06 11:15 am)
Modern Fairy Tale Interpretations|
Some of these citations aren't complete, but you get the kernel to follow up, at least. Whenever a search stumps you, go up a category of generalization and then review the bibliographies and indexes of the works you find. Also, skim likely chapters and article sections for your own hits.
Feminist critics in particular have done a great deal of work on the sort of romantic fairy tales that you've identified for your project.
Good luck --
Dworkin, Andrea. Woman Hating. Dutton, 1974.
Lieberman, Marcia R. "Some Day My Prince Will Come: Female Acculturation Through the Fairy Tale." College English, 383-395.
Radner, Joan, ed. Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture. U Illinois P, 1993.
Stone, Kay F. "Feminist Approaches to the Interpretations of Fairy Tales."
Stone, Kay F. "The Misuses of Enchantment: controversies on the Significance of Fairy Tales." Women's Folklore, Women's Culture, ed. Rosan A. Jordan and Susan J. Kalcik. Philadelphia, U Pennsylvania P, 1985.
Stone, Kay F. "Things Walt Disney Never Told Us."
Tatar, Maria. Off with Their Heads: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood. Princeton UP, 1991.
Tatar, Maria. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Princeton UP, 1987.
von Franz, Marie. The Feminine in Fairy Tales. Shambala, 2001.
Zipes, Jack. Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. New York: Methuen/Routledge, 1981.
Zipes, Jack, ed. Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England. NY: Methuen/Routledge 1986. [I
think this is the book Serena was talking about.]
Zipes, Jack. Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization. NY: Methuen/Routledge, 1987.
(3/29/06 3:18 pm)
Re: Modern Fairy Tale Interpretations|
Some books that may be of help to you (in that they list or discuss modern versions of these tales):
Anna E. Altmann and Gail de Vos, editors: New Tales for Old :Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults
Elizabeth Wanning Harries: Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale
Donald Haase, editor: Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches
Susan Seller: Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction
You might also find material of interest in these on-line articles:
On Snow White: www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/forsga.html
On Sleeping Beauty: www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/forsleep.html