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jessica2809
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(5/14/07 9:05 am)


Are Disney Princesses a fair representation of females?

Hi all,

I'm currently taking my A Level in Media Studies and the exam in based around Women and Film. I have chosen to look at how Disney Princesses represent females in society using Propps approach to narratology. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other theories or approaches which might be of help to me. I'm keep to gain a wide understanding of the depth of fairytales so any help would be greatly appreciated. I really need at least a C on this paper but i'm struggling to find specific information online.

Thanks, all help is greatly appreciated

Jessica
xxx

aka Greensleeves
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(5/14/07 9:32 am)


Re: Are Disney Princesses a fair representation of females?
Have you checked out this link yet?

Rosemary Lake
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(5/15/07 11:19 pm)


others
I love Propp, but I'm not sure how his method would fit your theme. I'd also look at some other approaches, such as Maria von Franz and even Bettelheim (tho he is not well accepted now, I'm glad).

I don't think any of these are mentioned in the Disney list someone else linked to; they are looking at European tales in general. But they give wide and widely differing perspectives, a sort of balance to Propp.

Calvino has some interesting princesses....




agathajun
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(5/22/07 3:32 am)


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Have a look at Deborah Ross, 'Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination' Marvels & Tales 18.1 (2004) 53-66.
It's available on-line from Project Muse.
muse.jhu.edu/journals/marvels_and_tales/

jessica2809
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(5/22/07 4:53 am)


Re: others
Thank you for your response, i've found it very helpful with Bettleheim, however i haven't managed to find any information on Maria Von Franz, could you point me in the right direction??

Thanks again

Jessica
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Rosemary Lake
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(5/23/07 2:59 am)


Maria Von Franz
Maria Von Franz, Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales.

- Interpretation of Fairytales.

– Individuation in Fairytales.

– Shadow and Evil in Fairytales.

–The Feminine in Fairytales.

– Problems with the Feminine in Fairytales.

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