Disability Deformity and Disease in the Grimms Fairy Tales

Author: Ann Schmiesing
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814338429
Format: PDF
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Although dozens of disabled characters appear in the Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales, the issue of disability in their collection has remained largely unexplored by scholars. In Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, author Ann Schmiesing analyzes various representations of disability in the tales and also shows how the Grimms’ editing (or “prostheticizing”) of their tales over seven editions significantly influenced portrayals of disability and related manifestations of physical difference, both in many individual tales and in the collection overall. Schmiesing begins by exploring instabilities in the Grimms’ conception of the fairy tale as a healthy and robust genre that has nevertheless been damaged and needs to be restored to its organic state. In chapter 2, she extends this argument by examining tales such as “The Three Army Surgeons” and “Brother Lustig” that problematize, against the backdrop of war, characters’ efforts to restore wholeness to the impaired or diseased body. She goes on in chapter 3 to study the gendering of disability in the Grimms’ tales with particular emphasis on the Grimms’ editing of “The Maiden Without Hands” and “The Frog King or Iron Henry.” In chapter 4, Schmiesing considers contradictions in portrayals of characters such as Hans My Hedgehog and the Donkey as both cripple and “supercripple”—a figure who miraculously “overcomes” his disability and triumphs despite social stigma. Schmiesing examines in chapter 5 tales in which no magical erasure of disability occurs, but in which protagonists are depicted figuratively “overcoming” disability by means of other personal abilities or traits. The Grimms described the fairy tale using metaphors of able-bodiedness and wholeness and espoused a Romantic view of their editorial process as organic restoration. Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales shows, however, the extent to which the Grimms’ personal experience of disability and illness impacted the tales and reveals the many disability-related amendments that exist within them. Readers interested in fairy-tales studies and disability studies will appreciate this careful reading of the Grimms’ tales.

The Classic Fairy Tales Second Edition Norton Critical Editions

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393289788
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.

Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692543
Format: PDF
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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

Toy Stories

Author: Tanya Jones
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476629110
Format: PDF, ePub
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 Toys—those celebrated childhood cohorts and lead actors in children’s imaginative play—have a fantastic history of heroism in fiction. From teddy bears that guard sleeping babies to plastic soldiers and cowboys who lay siege to wooden block castles, toys are often the heroes of the stories children inspire authors to tell. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a great range of disciplines examine fictional toys as protectors of the children they love, as heroes of their own stories, and as champions for the greater good in the writings of A.A. Milne, Hans Christian Andersen, William Joyce, John Lasseter and many others.

Perraults M rchen illustrierte Ausgabe

Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: The Planet
ISBN: 1908478497
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fünf Perraults Märchen, illustriert von Walter Crane (mehr als 40 Abbildungen): der gestiefelte Kater, das Rotkäppchen, Blaubart, das Dornröschen oder die schlafende Schöne im Wald, Aschenputtel oder das gläserne Pantöffelchen.

M tter und Anti M tter in den M rchen der Br der Grimm

Author: Nathalie Blaha-Peillex
Publisher: Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde e.V.
ISBN: 3932512502
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Im 19. Jahrhundert formte sich ein neues Ideal der Mutter-Kind-Beziehung. „Mutterpflichten“ und „Mutterinstinkte“ hatten Hochkonjunktur. „Mütter und Anti-Mütter in den Märchen der Brüder Grimm“ beleuchtet die Rolle, welche diese Märchensammlung bei der Herausbildung und Ausbreitung des neuen Mutterbildes spielte. In einem detaillierten Vergleich von vier Auflagen der Kinder- und Hausmärchen verdeutlicht Peillex-Blaha, wie Wilhelm Grimms Mütterdarstellung sich entwickelte und die Stiefmutter zum „Schreckbild der Kinderstube“ wurde.

Eine Theorie der Generationengerechtigkeit

Author: Jörg Tremmel
ISBN: 9783897857063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Bezug auf ”unsere Pflichten gegenüber künftigen Generationen“ ist eines der kraftvollsten, emotionalsten und effektivsten Argumente, das Politikern und Bürgern zur Verfügung steht. Die exakte Art und der Umfang dieser Pflichten sind allerdings unklar. Sind wir kommenden Generationen überhaupt etwas schuldig? Wenn ja, wie groß ist der Umfang unserer Pflichten? Und auf welche Ressourcen oder Güter beziehen sie sich? Dieses Buch kommt zur rechten Zeit: Es liefert die bisher genaueste ethische Landkarte für die immer wichtiger werdende Zukunfts- bzw. Generationenethik. Obwohl von bisher unerreichter Tiefe und Bandbreite - das Literaturverzeichnis umfasst die gesamte relevante Literatur zu diesem Thema -, macht Tremmels klarer Stil das Buch zu einer leicht lesbaren und abwechslungsreichen Lektüre. Im Ergebnis schlägt dieses Buch eine Theorie der Generationengerechtigkeit vor, die nicht nur für die philosophische, sondern auch die politische Debatte neue Impulse bringen wird.