Topics, Notes and Comments

  title={Topics, Notes and Comments},
  author={Justyna Deszcz},
  pages={101 - 83}
This article examines the contemporary status of the fairytale, as seen in the light of Jack Zipes’s socio-historical approach, according to which the existence of the genre is contingent on the culture industry: the fairytale becomes another mass-mediated commodity. Yet, one can discern a tendency to create texts challenging canonical works and interpretations. This article presents such a tension on the example of the Disney fairytale being interrogated by Angela Carter’s short-story a In… Expand
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Her Arthurian novel, Trial of Three, was published by Dobson's in 1979 and she has had short stories published by Scheherazade and by All Hallows, the magazine of the
  • Sandra Unerman has been a member of the Folklore Society since 1977
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