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Olga Broumas

(b. 1949)

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Emma Donoghue

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1969– ), Irish novelist, playwright, and scholar.

Donoghue's Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins (1997) is a series of linked retellings of twelve well-known fairy tales....

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European Immigrant Writing

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

It is only in the last decade that critics have begun to focus their attention on writing by European immigrants, and European ethnics in general, as literary and cultural texts ...

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feminism and fairy tales

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

Feminists have an abiding interest in the socio-historical and cultural contexts in which literature arises and is received, how women have helped shape and contributed to traditions, and...

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poetry and fairy tales

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

It is no secret that literary authors frequently reach back to classical and traditional stories and motifs to create their own poetic works. The tragic stories of Tristan and Isolde ...

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Sleeping Beauty

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

“Sleeping Beauty” is a fairy tale also known as “Briar Rose.” Variants of this tale appear in Giambattista Basile's Pentamerone, Charles Perrault’s Histoires; ou, Contes du temps passé...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Children's Literature Studies.

Titled “Schneewittchen” in German, this fairy tale was first introduced into the literary tradition through Jacob and Wilhelm Grimms' collection called Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children and...

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