The Resource The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

Label
The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature
Title
The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls' literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, and Neil G
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
823/.087660992827
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR830.G57 B63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Children's Literature and Culture
Label
The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature; Front Cover; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Foreword; Introduction: Reaching for the Narcissus: Byronic Boys, Toys, and the Plight of Persephone; Chapter 1: Unearthing the Child Underworld: The History of Persephone and Developmental Psychology; Chapter 2: Toying with Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier and Marie in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816); Chapter 3: Jo's Sensational Boy and the Gift of Amy's Soul in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1868-1869)
  • Chapter 4: Lost Girls, Underworld Queens in J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911) and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1847)Chapter 5: Eleusinian Mysteries in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911); Chapter 6: The Byronic Woman: E.B. White's Charlotte's Web (1952); Chapter 7: The Riddle of Féminine Écriture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998); Chapter 8: Divorce and Other Mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002); Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn798531580
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203804896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3536550x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)798531580
  • pebco0203804899

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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