Tag Archives: Beauty and the Beast

Redeeming Beauties and Beasts, Wolves and Humans

Kaja and Sam have made me feel guilty, so I’ll just give an account of what I’ll be talking about at the Being Human: Redeeming the Wolf event. I’ll be following up some of the themes that Sam and Kaja have … Continue reading

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Angela Carter’s The Tiger’s Bride – Oxford Playhouse, 11-16 September 2017

Marvellous Machine will be performing their stage adaptation of Angela Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ at the Oxford Playhouse, 11-16 September 2017. ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ is one of Carter’s marvellous transformations of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tale in her famous … Continue reading

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The malign influence of Beauty and the Beast

I’m always suspicious about deterministic claims for the malignant effects of fiction, which were rife in the eighteenth century with the rise of the novel and its effects on women and which have accompanied the emergence of new media ever … Continue reading

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More Beauty and the Beast

More useful links on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (see previous posts by Sam and I). First, a short piece by Constance Grady on some of the many various adaptations of the tales, covering Robin McKinley’s Beauty and Rose Daughter, Angela … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty and the Beast, dir. by Bill Condon (Disney, 2017)

Sam and I have been posting on the theme of ‘Beauty and the Beast recently here and here (I am doing research on the tale and will be presenting a paper at the Damsels in Redress conference next month). I … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: more thoughts

Further to Sam’s post below, I’m writing a paper on YA adaptations of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for the Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-8 April), so the tale is very much on … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Hybridity: What Kind of Animal is Beast in ‘Beauty and the Beast’?

‘Beauty and the Beast’ belongs to the Animal Groom cycle of fairy tales alongside ‘The Frog King’ and ‘Cupid and Psyche’.  I have always been intrigued by what kind of animal Beast is in this tale and my interest was … Continue reading

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Angela Carter — Resources

Still commemorating Angela Carter, twenty-five years after her death, here are some more useful links: Here’s a great article by John Dugdale on Carter’s legacy, including her influence in music: ‘Angela’s influence: what we owe to Carter‘ (though some connections … Continue reading

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Top Ten Shapeshifters – The Retro Version

In response to The Guardian’s Top Ten Shapeshifters in Fiction (which is very noughties) and Kaja’s lively alternative list, I am posting my own top ten which is a little bit more retro! A shapeshifter is usually understood to be … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: A modernist transformation by Clarice Lispector

‘Beauty and the Beast’ seems to me to be a rather important fairy tale. It’s the architext of paranormal romance, the story whose narrative form and themes lies at the heart of all those romantic encounters between human and other, … Continue reading

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