Language and Gender in the Fairy Tale Tradition

Author: A. Levorato
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230503878
Release Date: 2003-09-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313334439
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fairy tales

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

Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610692540
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Social Science

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

Language Gender and Children s Fiction

Author: Jane Sunderland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441182982
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education

Author: Argiris Archakis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230313958
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Education

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education explores the issue of identity construction in conversational and humorous narratives, as well as the exploitation of such texts in language education programs cultivating critical language skills. Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the study first proposes a model of analysis focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories told in peer groups. The data investigated comes from recorded conversations among adolescents belonging to different sociocultural groups. It involves past events of their personal and social lives and refers to their relationships with, and behavior towards, their peers, families, teachers, and other authority figures. The authors then suggest how this kind of material and analysis could be included in language teaching curricula, aiming at raising students' critical language awareness. In this context, a model for the exploitation of conversational narratives in language teaching is proposed.

Why fairy tales stick

Author: Jack David Zipes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415977819
Release Date: 2006-08-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes takes on the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stickintroduces new critical approaches to the study of classical fairy tales such as "Cinderella," "Snow White, "Beauty and the Beast," and "Hansel and Gretel" in an effort to understand how and why fairy tales have evolved over the last three hundred years and remained so relevant in our lives. Why culture has favored certain fairy tales may not be simply a question of ideology-tales reinforcing a societal status quo-but also deeply related to issues of genetics, memetics,linguistics, and evolution. Just as we as a species have evolved, Zipes argues, so has the oral folk tale been transformed as literary fairy tale to assist us in surviving and adapting to our environment.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015058394100
Release Date: 2003
Genre: American literature

Language and Gender

Author: Jane Sunderland
ISBN: 0415311047
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presenting introduction to language and gender, this title includes work from a range of cultural, including non-Western, contexts, and represents a range of methodological approaches. Gathering together readings from key names in the discipline, it is suitable for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis

Author: M. Lazar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230599901
Release Date: 2005-01-07
Genre: Social Science

The first collection to bring together well-known scholars writing from feminist perspectives within Critical Discourse Analysis. The theoretical structure of CDA is illustrated with empirical research from a range of locations (from Europe to Asia; the USA to Australasia) and domains (from parliament to the classroom; the media to the workplace).

Feminist Fairy Tales

Author: Barbara G. Walker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062288356
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Social Science

Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.

The Little Match Girl

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 9788771326819
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.