Oral fairy tale or literary fake? Investigating the origins of Little Red Riding Hood using phylogenetic network analysis

  title={Oral fairy tale or literary fake? Investigating the origins of Little Red Riding Hood using phylogenetic network analysis},
  author={J. Tehrani and Quan Nguyen and T. Roos},
  journal={Digit. Scholarsh. Humanit.},
The evolution of fairy tales often involves complex interactions between oral and literary traditions, which can be difficult to tease apart when investigating their origins. Here, we show how computer-assisted stemmatology can be productively applied to this problem, focusing on a long-standing controversy in fairy tale scholarship: did Little Red Riding Hood originate as an oral tale that was adapted by Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, or is the oral tradition in fact derived from literary… Expand
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