Myth And Fairytales

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May 182010
 
Myth And Fairytales

Cabinet des Fées would like to introduce you to Peter Hollinghurst, a UK artist and digital alchemist whose latest series, Memory and Muchness, is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, stories with which we are all familiar.

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Death as a Trickster

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May 182010
 
Death as a Trickster

A personal viewpoint by Tala Bar I. There is one mythological character which is so complex, mystifying and enigmatic that, although much has been written about him (or, rarely, her), especially on the Internet, it is surprising to realize that among all that has been said, one thing is missing, and that is the basic

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The Era of Fairies and Dragons

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May 182010
 
The Era of Fairies and Dragons

by Lisa Agnew Folklore is often dismissed as an irrelevance, even by some scholars, yet, as a branch of historical study, its dissemination can throw much light upon a myriad of subjects. Within the folktale, the everyday lives of mediaeval residents can be glimpsed as if through a telescope peering back through time and, in

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The Heroic Journey in Shirley Lim’s Princess Shawl

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May 182010
 
The Heroic Journey in Shirley Lim’s Princess Shawl

The Heroic Journey in Shirley Lim’s Princess Shawl by Nurul Huda This article will be discussing a work of an author that is no stranger to the Malaysian literary scene. Or, as a matter of fact, to the Singaporean, Hong Kong and American literary scene. Many Malaysian students know her from studying her poem “Monsoon

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From Folklore to Literature: The Märchen and the German Romantic Movement

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May 182010
 
From Folklore to Literature: The Märchen and the German Romantic Movement

From Folklore to Literature: The Märchen and the German Romantic Movement Charles Haddox When the early German Romantic writers and critics, a group that included Friedrich and August Wilhelm Schlegel, Friedrich von Hardenberg (known by the pen name Novalis), and Ludwig Tieck, began taking stock of the new literary approach they were creating, it is

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Fantastic Voyages: By Ship to Nowhereland and Back Part II

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Jan 212010
 

Part one of Fantastic Voyages: By Ship to Nowhereland and Back continues… THE CRUISE SHIP: MARITIME FAIRYLAND We can associate many of these fantasies of a temperate, peaceful and luxuriant neverland in the midst of the watery deep to the present-day middle-class desire to holiday at secluded tropical paradisiacal isles. Stressed individuals crave vacation escapes

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Fantastic Voyages: By Ship to Nowhereland and Back Part I

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Jan 142010
 

By Jim Bloom   THE IMAGINARY VOYAGE AS FAIRYTALE O the poor lover of imaginary lands! Must he be put in irons, thrown into the sea, That drunken tar, inventor of Americas, Whose mirage makes the abyss more bitter? Charles Baudelaire, Le Voyage “No phones, no lights, no motor cars, Not a single luxury. Like

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Jan 142010
 

Hans Christian Andersen may be best known for writing “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and the “Emperor’s New Clothes,” but his lesser-known stories may reveal more about the author than the well-established classics. At least that’s what many of the students in my fairy tale class at Indiana University South Bend think. One of

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The Reproof of Curiosity: Carter’s revision of Bluebeard

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Apr 232009
 
The Reproof of Curiosity: Carter’s revision of Bluebeard

by Rosemary Moore Department of English University of Adelaide Carter repeatedly declared her interest in the myth of woman and the construction of sexuality. In 1979 her interests coincided in the publication of two different but related works, The Bloody Chamber and The Sadeian Woman. Sade’s attempt to demythologize motherhood and femininity was therefore in

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