Angela Carter (1940-92) is widely known for her literary fairy tales, particularly those appearing in "The Bloody Chamber". Her stylishly creative appropriation and adaptation of fairy-tale patterns, motifs and content are evident not only in her individual tales written for adults but throughout her novels and other fiction. Editors Danielle M. Roemer and Cristina Bacchilega together with the contributors to this volume investigate Carter's approaches to the fairy-tale genre. They explore various facets of Carter's work and life and open new avenues for further research. The book is a collection of scholarly essays, fiction, personal reminiscence and interviews from an international group of scholars, artists and novelists.
Cristina Bacchilega is an associate professor of English at University of Hawai'i at M?noa. Danielle M. Roemer is an associate professor of literature at Northern Kentucky University.
Introduction, Danielle M. Roemer and Cristina Bacchilega; Remembering Angela Carter, Jacques Barchilon; Angela Carter and the Literary "Murchen" - a Review Essay, Stephen Benson; Angela Carter - the Fairy Tale, Lorna Sage; The Woman in Process in Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber", Kathleen E.B. Manley; Imitation and Disobedience - Liminal Experience in Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber", Cheryl Renfroe; The Contextualization of the Marquis in Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber", Danielle M. Roemer; The Logic of the Same and "Differance" - "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon", Anny Crunelle Vanrigh; Teaching Improprieties - "The Bloody Chamber" and the Reverent Classroom, Elise Bruhl and Michael Gamer; Crossing Boundaries with Wise Girls - Angela Carter's Fairy Tales for Children, Jack Zipes; The Hoffman(n) Effect and the Sleeping Prince - Fairy Tales in Angela Carter's "The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman", Kai Mikkonen; Desire and the Female Grotesque in Angela Carter's "Peter and the Wolf", Betty Moss; Andrew Borden's Little Girl -Fairy-Tale Fragments in Angela Carter's "The Fall River Axe Murders" and "Lizzie's Tiger", Janet L. Langlois; In the Eye of the Fairy Tale - Corinna Sargood and David Wheatley Talk About Working with Angela Carter, Cristina Bacchilega; Ghost Town, Robert Coover; Ballerina - the Belled Girl Sends a Tape to an Impresario, Marina Warner.
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