• Decolonizing Fairy-Tale Studies

    Author(s):
    Donald Paul Haase (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale
    Subject(s):
    Colonialism, Folklore studies, Translation
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    decolonization, Fairy tales, folktales, Empirical literary studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6697R
    Abstract:
    This article focuses initially on a new strand of empirical research that deliberately utilizes folktales and fairy tales to make broader claims for the scientific method and to advocate for the application of evolutionary science to literature in general. After critiquing this work for is its unquestioning reliance on the problematic nineteenth-century Romantic discourse that remains embedded in the study of folklore and hinders our ability to find a way between universalizing generalities and specific sociohistorical contexts, this article advocates a transcultural orientation that signals neither a turn to universalism nor a betrayal of the sociohistorical approach to understanding the specificity of fairy tales.
    Notes:
    Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2010), pp. 17–38. Copyright © 2010 by Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI 48201.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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