Are Disney Princesses a fair representation of females?
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
aka Greensleeves Registered User
(5/14/07 9:32 am)
Re: Are Disney Princesses a fair representation of females?
Have you checked out this link yet?
Rosemary Lake Registered User
(5/15/07 11:19 pm)
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 Registered User
(5/22/07 3:32 am)
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/