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Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives: From Evil Queens to Wicked Witches

Publisher: Emerald
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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781801175654
Author: Ed: Natalie Le Clue/Ed: Janelle Vermaak-Griessel
Publication Date: 11-Feb-2022
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Number of Pages: 304

Table of Contents:

Introduction; Natalie Le Clue and Janelle Vermaak-Griessel 
Chapter 1. “‘To destroy. To hate. To sow seeds of chaos. You know, just girly things’”: Evil Queens, Femslash Fandom and Monstrous Happiness; Alice M. Kelly
Chapter 2. Scary Good: Queering the Villain-Hero Dichotomy in Contemporary Fairy Tale Retellings; Alba Morollón Díaz-Faes
Chapter 3. A Tale of Two Mothers: Recombining Villainy and Motherhood in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019); Rebecca Rowe
Chapter 4. When the Magic Mirror Lies: Gender, Vanity, Body Dysmorphia, and the Wicked Queen; Sara Austin
Small Screen Narratives
Chapter 5. ‘Pretty ballads hide bastard truths’: Patriarchal Narratives and Female Power in Netflix's The Witcher; Kirsty Worrow
Chapter 6. Positioning Mrs. Coulter in BBC/HBO His Dark Materials; Giulia Bigongiari
Chapter 7. Female Power and Corruption: Snow White and the Evil Queen Through the Ages; Sarah Faber
Chapter 8. The Reimagined Female Villain in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire; Amit Kardosh
Character Reformations
Chapter 9. The Stepmother Problem: How an Information Deficit in Film Creates Female Villains; Rebecca Gadd
Chapter 10. These Violent Delights’: Remodeling the fembot archetype in Ex Machina and Westworld; Kirsty Worrow
Chapter 11. The Fairest Evil Looming over Earth: Representations of the Evil Queen in 21st Century “Snow White” Adaptations; Svea Hundertmark
Chapter 12. “Evil isn’t born, it’s made”: Redefining the fairytale villain for contemporary television storytelling; Natalie Le Clue
Chapter 13. Maimed Wings and Broken Hearts: Physical Disability, Social Exclusion, and Maternal Love in Disney's Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Hannah Helm
Chapter 14. “Poor, unfortunate souls”: Fan Perception of Ursula the Sea Witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989); Janelle Vermaak-Griesse
Chapter 15. A Rhetoric of Evil: The clichéd motif of the Evil Queen; Natalie Le Clue and Janelle Vermaak-Griesse

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