War, Myths, and Fairy Tales

Editors: Buttsworth, Sara, Abbenhuis, Maartje (Eds.)

  • Investigates the connections between war stories and fairy tales through a critical examination of global literature.
  • Transcends the traditional boundaries of war studies through a new trans disciplinary perspective.
  • Offers a literary perspective on war and its cultural representations through multiple media, from fairly tales to film studies.
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This exciting new collection examines the relationships between warfare, myths, and fairy tales, and explores the connections and contradictions between the narratives of war and magic that dominate the ways in which people live and have lived, survived, considered and described their world. Presenting original contributions and critical reflections that explore fairy tales, fantasy and wars, be they "real" or imagined, past or present, this book looks at creative works in popular culture, stories of resistance, the history and representation of global and local conflicts, the Holocaust, across multiple media. It offers a timely and important overview of the latest research in the field, including contributions from academics, story-tellers and artists, thereby transcending the traditional boundaries of the disciplines, extending the parameters of war studies beyond the battlefield.

About the authors



Sara Buttsworth is a Senior Tutor in the history department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is primarily involved in the Tertiary Foundations Certificate programme, where she teaches an introduction to New Zealand history, and an interdisciplinary course on 'Monsters and Moral Panics'. Dr. Buttsworth's research and interests span popular culture, contemporary representations of fairy tales, and representations of war and gender.
Maartje Abbenhuis is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is historian of neutrality and internationalism, focusing notably on the period 1815 to 1919.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Tales of War and Wonder—Reflecting on War, Myths, and Fairy Tales and the Breadcrumb Trails Between

    Buttsworth, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • And They Lived Happily Ever After? The Fable as Search for Meaning in Holocaust Cinema

    Lichtner, Giacomo

    Pages 25-45

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  • “The Boy with the Bread”: Consuming Hansel and Gretel in the Twenty-First Century

    Buttsworth, Sara

    Pages 47-70

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  • Abelardo Díaz Alfaro’s Tales: The Tragicomedy of the Dawn of US Intervention in Puerto Rico

    Gutarra, Dannelle

    Pages 71-91

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  • Once Upon a Nation: Fables and Fairy Tales in Canadian Plays About War

    Thistle, Lindsay

    Pages 93-116

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Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-2683-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War, Myths, and Fairy Tales
Editors
  • Sara Buttsworth
  • Maartje Abbenhuis
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2684-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2684-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2683-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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