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Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television

Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television (Paperback)

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Television has long been a familiar vehicle for fairy tales and is, in some ways, an ideal medium for the genre. Both more mundane and more wondrous than cinema, TV magically captures sounds and images that float through the air to bring them into homes, schools, and workplaces. Even apparently realistic forms like the nightly news routinely employ discourses of "once upon a time," "happily ever after," and "a Cinderella story." In Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television, Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy offer contributions that invite readers to consider what happens when fairy tale, a narrative genre that revels in variation, joins the flow of television experience. Looking in detail at programs from Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, this volume's twenty-three international contributors demonstrate the wide range of fairy tales that make their way into televisual forms. The writers look at fairy-tale adaptations in musicals like Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, anthologies like Jim Henson's The Storyteller, made-for-TV movies like Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Bluebeard, and the Red Riding Trilogy, and drama serials like Grimm and Once Upon a Time.

Contributors also explore more unexpected representations in the Carosello commercial series, the children's show Super Why!, the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena, and the live-action dramas Train Man, and Rich Man Poor Woman. In addition, they consider how elements from familiar tales, including "Hansel and Gretel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," and "Cinderella" appear in the long arc serials Merlin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dollhouse, and in a range of television formats including variety shows, situation comedies, and reality TV. Channeling Wonder demonstrates that fairy tales remain ubiquitous on TV, allowing for variations but still resonating with the wonder tale's familiarity. Scholars of cultural studies, fairy-tale studies, folklore, and television studies will enjoy this first-of-its-kind volume. Contributors Include: Jodi McDavid, Ian Brodie, Emma Nelson, Ashley Walton, Don Tresca, Jill Terry Rudy, Patricia Sawin, Christie Barber, Jeana Jorgensen, Brittany Warman, Kirstian Lezubski, Pauline Greenhill, Steven Kohm, Kristiana Willsey, Andrea Wright, Shuli Barzilai, Linda J.

Lee, Claudia Schwabe, Rebecca Hay, Christa Baxter, Cristina Bacchilega, John Rieder, Kendra Magnus-Johnston.

Film, TV & DramaTelevisionTelevision scripts & screenplaysPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeConspiracy theoriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legendsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeHoaxes & deceptions Publisher: Wayne State University Press Publication Date: 06/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780814339220  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pauline Greenhill is professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Her most recent books are Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (with Kay Turner, co-editor) (Wayne State University Press, 2012), Make the Night Hideous: Four English-Canadian Charivaris, 1881-1940, Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity (with Sidney Eve Matrix, co-editor), and Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife (with Liz Locke and Theresa Vaughan, co-editors). Jill Terry Rudy is associate professor of English at Brigham Young University. She edited The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore by William A. Wilson.

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