Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory free pdf At the same time that 1970s feminist psychoanalytic theorists like Jean Baker Miller and Nancy Chodorow were challenging earlier models that assumed the masculine psyche as the norm for human development and mental/emotional health, writers such as Anne Sexton, Olga Broumass, and Angela Carter were embarked on their own revisionist project to breathe new life into fairy tales and classical myths based on traditional gender roles. Similarly, in the 1990s, second-wave feminist clinicians continued the work begun by Chodorow and Miller, while writers of fantasy that include Terry Windling, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, and Catherynne M. Valente took their inspiration from revisionist authors of the 1970s. As Schanoes shows, these two decades were both particularly fruitful eras for artists and psychoanalytic theorists concerned with issues related to the development of women's sense of self. Putting aside the limitations of both strains of feminist psychoanalytic theory, their influence is undeniable. Schanoes's book posits a new model for understanding both feminist psychoanalytic theory and feminist retellings, one that emphasizes the interdependence of theory and art and challenges the notion that literary revision involves a masculinist struggle with the writer's artistic forbearers.

About Professor Veronica L Schanoes

Veronica L. Schanoes is Assistant Professor of English at Queens College, CUNY, USA. She works on fairy tales as well as children's literature.

Details Book

Author : Professor Veronica L Schanoes
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 May 2014
ISBN : 1472401387
EAN : 9781472401380
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Feminist Revision and the Bible free pdfFeminist Revision and the Bible

    What happens when women writers imagine culture. What is the relation of the feminist writer to the male tradition. "Feminist Revision and the Bible" extends the feminist examination of western literature to the founding document of patriarchal culture..


  • Cinematic Howling free pdfCinematic Howling

    Feminist film theory has flourished since the 1970s. but faces a double impasse. First. feminist film theory is flooded with terminology comprehensible to few readers..


  • Feminist Literary Studies free pdfFeminist Literary Studies

    The rise of feminism is undeniably one of the major events in the development of literary criticism this century. Feminist approaches have pushed forward both the theory of literary criticism and the understanding of individual works of literature..


  • Feminist Research Practice free pdfFeminist Research Practice

    This Primer invites undergraduates to explore the range of feminist perspectives. including feminist empiricist. feminist standpoint. and postmodern perspectives in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods..


  • Feminist Literary Theory free pdfFeminist Literary Theory

    Now in its third edition. Feminist Literary Theory remains the most comprehensive. single volume introduction to a vital and diverse field * Fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the field over the last decade * Includes extracts from all the major critics..


  • Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory free pdfFairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory

    . At the same time that 1970s feminist psychoanalytic theorists like Jean Baker Miller and Nancy Chodorow were challenging earlier models that assumed the masculine psyche as the norm for human develo