The article stresses a continuity between the construction of female identity in a selection of Victorian fairy tales (by Nesbit, Sharp, De Morgan) and contemporary fairy tales which subvert stereotypical female roles by dispensing with marriage-dominated plots and presenting alternative options for princesses' self-definition as females. It is a contribution to current debates on the representation of gender in children's literature and the ambivalence in society towards accepted and "safe" female cultural identities and new empowering female roles.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Princesses and Dragons. The Refashioning of Female Identity as a Rescuer in Victorian and Contemporary Fairy Tales|
|Titolo del libro:||Children's Fantasy Fiction: Debates for the Twenty-First Century|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|