New (Old) Fairy Tales for New Children

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Clark, Sherryl (2017) New (Old) Fairy Tales for New Children. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


The creative thesis 'New (Old) Fairy Tales for New Children‘ makes a contribution to the field of creative writing research. It comprises creative work in the form of four fairy tales and a novel for upper primary/early high school readers (70%) and a short exegesis (30%). The creative work uses key fairy tale elements to tell new stories for contemporary children. The four fairy tales are intended to sit within the Western European tradition, drawing on the repetitions, cadence and storytelling voice of the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Division/Research > College of Arts and Education
Keywords children's literature; children's stories; junior fiction; juvenile fiction; novels; fantasy writing; creative process; unconscious; psychology; resonance; cadence; endurance of traditional tales; Jack Zipes; Susan Cooper; fairy tale scholarship; Bruno Bettelheim; The wolf and the boy; The handkerchief of tears; The girl and the ancient trees; The tattered coat; Red magic
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