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The Resource Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction, Susan Sellers

Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction, Susan Sellers

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Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction
Title
Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Susan Sellers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Woman as gorgon, woman as temptress: the classical and biblical mythology which has dominated Western thinking defines women in a variety of patriarchally encoded roles. This study addresses the surprising persistence of mythical influence in contemporary women's fiction. Opening with the question 'what is myth?', the first section provides a wide-ranging review of mythography. It traces how myths have been perceived and interpreted by commentators such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner. This leads to an examination of the role that mythic narrative plays in social and self formation, drawing on the literary, feminist and psychoanalytic theories of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous and Judith Butler to delineate the ways in which women's mythos can transcend the limitations of logos and give rise to potent new models for individuals and cultural regeneration." "In this light, Susan Sellers offers challenging new readings of a wide range of contemporary women's fiction, including works by A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. Topics explored include fairy tale as erotic fiction, new religious writing, vampires and gender-bending, mythic mothers, genre fiction, the still-pervasive paradigm of feminine beauty, and the radical potential of comedy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sellers, Susan
Dewey number
820.9/15/08209045
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.M95
LC item number
S45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Myth in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Feminist fiction
  • Feminism in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction, Susan Sellers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contexts: theories of myth -- The double-voice of laughter: metamorphosing monsters and rescripting female desire in A.S. Byatt's 'The djinn in the nightingale's eye' and Fay Weldon's The life and loves of a she devil -- Re-creation in other love: myth-breaking and myth-making in Christine Crow's Miss X or the wolf woman and Hélène Cixous's The book of Promethea -- Becoming gods and umbilical wordbows: the new hagiography of Michèle Roberts -- Unlimited horror: vampires, sex-slaves and paragons of the feminine in Anne Rice and Emma Tennant -- Bodies of power: beauty myths in tales by Marina Warner, Emma Donoghue, Sheri Tepper, and Alice Thompson -- New myths or old? Angela Carter's mirrors and mothers
Control code
46683731
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780333720141
Lccn
2001033108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction, Susan Sellers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contexts: theories of myth -- The double-voice of laughter: metamorphosing monsters and rescripting female desire in A.S. Byatt's 'The djinn in the nightingale's eye' and Fay Weldon's The life and loves of a she devil -- Re-creation in other love: myth-breaking and myth-making in Christine Crow's Miss X or the wolf woman and Hélène Cixous's The book of Promethea -- Becoming gods and umbilical wordbows: the new hagiography of Michèle Roberts -- Unlimited horror: vampires, sex-slaves and paragons of the feminine in Anne Rice and Emma Tennant -- Bodies of power: beauty myths in tales by Marina Warner, Emma Donoghue, Sheri Tepper, and Alice Thompson -- New myths or old? Angela Carter's mirrors and mothers
Control code
46683731
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780333720141
Lccn
2001033108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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