Poetics of the Fairy Tale Princess: Products, Problems, & Possibilities / Poésie de la princesse des contes de fées : produits, problèmes et possibilités

Courtney Lee Weida, Carlee Bradbury, Jaime Chris Weida


Abstract: In the following paper, the authors analyze the prevalence of princess culture in the literature, film, and visual culture of young people. An art educator, art historian, and professor of English literature, the authors propose creative interventions through alternative resources and readings. Focusing on foundations of media studies and literature of Fairy-Tale Studies and girlhood studies, this interdisciplinary collaboration investigates complex creative predicaments of girlhood and princess media. Utilizing Princess Aurora and Sleeping Beauty as a case study and focal point, the authors discuss their collaborative arts research intended to explore problems and possibilities of princess culture. 

Keywords: Art Education; Arts Research; Fairy Tales; Media Studies, Princesses.

Résumé : Les auteurs analysent la prévalence de la culture des princesses dans la littérature, les films et la culture visuelle des jeunes. Les auteures, une éducatrice artistique, une historienne et une professeure de littérature anglaise, proposent des actions créatives par le biais de ressources et lectures alternatives. Axée sur les fondements de l’étude des médias et sur la littérature liée à l’étude des contes de fées et de la jeunesse féminine, cette collaboration interdisciplinaire se penche sur les difficultés créatrices complexes des histoires de jeunesse féminine et de princesses. À partir d’une étude de cas de la princesse Aurora et de la Belle au bois dormant, les auteurs utilisent leur recherche artistique concertée pour analyser les problèmes et les possibilités de cette culture des princesses.

Mots-clés : éducation artistique ; recherche artistique ; contes de fées ; étude des médias, princesses.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26443/crae.v46i2.67


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