Depiction of Good and Evil in Fairytales

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 864

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Comparative World Literature Program, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, USA
Interests: shapes of stories; comparative literature; computational humanities; philosophy and literature

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

How can we reconcile different theorizations of good and evil in fairy tales? Do new approaches, for example recent work on how tales travel, afford novel ways of understanding these depictions? This Special Issue of Humanities seeks to address questions like these. Other questions may include how different cultures and time periods shape the portrayal of good and evil. Can we see changing attitudes towards gender, race, and sexuality across time and places, especially in contemporary adaptations? And in what ways do fairy tales challenge traditional cultural norms of good and evil?

Prof. Dr. Katherine Elkins
Guest Editor

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  • shapes of stories
  • comparative literature
  • computational humanities
  • philosophy and literature

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