Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship

Fairy Tale Queens Representations of Early Modern Queenship Most of our fairy tale capital today comes from the popular tales of Charles Perrault the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen but this study encourages readers to explore the marvelous tales

  • Title: Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship
  • Author: Jo Eldridge Carney
  • ISBN: 9781137269683
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most of our fairy tale capital today comes from the popular tales of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this study encourages readers to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie Catherine D Aulnoy, and others whose works enrich and expand our notion of theMost of our fairy tale capital today comes from the popular tales of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this study encourages readers to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie Catherine D Aulnoy, and others whose works enrich and expand our notion of the canon The queen is omnipresent in these tales, as much a hallmark of the genre as its other familiar characteristics the number three, magical objects, quests, happy endings That queens occupy such space in these early modern tales is not surprising given the profound influence of so many powerful queens in the political landscapes of early modern England and Europe This book argues for the historical relevance of fairy tales and explores the dynamic intersection between fictional and actual queens.

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    1. Crossposted at Booklikes.Fairy Tale Queen is the type of critical book that you enjoy, yet you want more of. The thesis of this mostly excellent book is that early modern queens are influence by cultural aspects that appear surrounding queens in fairy tales. Now, the thing I found most annoying is that many of the observations can be applied to any type of literature that appears in the Renaissance. Additionally, I would have liked to see more of a connection between historical figures such as E [...]

    2. It started off strong. I especially enjoyed the chapter about monstorous children. However, it got weaker and added onto that was the enforcement of rape culture.

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