Edited Collection: Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers
This collection considers how women writers subvert normative structures in their adaptations of fairy tales. Though fairy tales, as a genre, have long been associated with conservative values, writers like Anne Sexton , Angela Carter, and Emma Donoghue, among others reimagine fairy tales as the instrument of social critique of traditional structures. The essays in this collection consider the way women writers rewrite mythologies inherited from the past, charting the decline of aristocratic systems and entrenched class structures.
Interested Contributors should send their chapter, an abstract, and a CV to the editor, Dr. Laura Alexander at