Category Archives: Literature

Little Women v Treasure Island: How Ideals of Boys and Girls are Constructed.

In the nineteenth century Alcott and Stevenson created their respective novels Little Women (1868-9) and Treasure Island (1883). Both convey explicit and implicit ideologies concerning gender construction. In the late 19th century ‘domestic novels’ incorporating emphasis on home, character and … Continue reading

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Who Killed Red Riding Hood? The Fairy Tale, Patriarchy and Rape Culture.

The fairy tale has become totally institutionalized in Western society, journeying from a secular/pagan peasant oral folk tradition to modern-day Disney films. Along the way the genre has evolved, often reflecting a multilayer of influences of folk, pagan, biblical, classical … Continue reading

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