Empowering Transformations

Empowering Transformations

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Norwegian author Alf PrAcysena€™s feisty little old Mrs Pepperpot appeared for the first time in print in 1955. Translated into well over twenty languages, the now classic Mrs Pepperpot stories have, so far, received surprisingly little critical attention. Empowering Transformations: Mrs Pepperpot Revisited fills that long over-due gap by providing a range of essays written by experts in the field. The volume explores PrAcysena€™s heroine in dialogue with recent theorising in order to broaden and deepen the understanding of her enduring popularity. The study introduces PrAcysena€™s works and career to an international readership, but also delves deeper into the Mrs Pepperpot phenomenon. Her character is analysed in view of metamorphosis, power, gender, and queer theory, and the storiesa€™ ethical impact is assessed through the use of cognitive literary theory. Mrs Pepperpota€™s many transformations into other media (illustration, sculpture, radio, TV, and Advent Calendar) are also considered, as well as her relations to nature, animals and technology, which are approached eco- and techno-critically. The volume appeals to an academic readership interested in literature, childrena€™s literature, media studies, cultural studies and Scandinavian studies, as well as the general public celebrating PrAcysena€™s 100th anniversary in 2014.narrative vehicle of the story, as well as an arena in which the spouses interact and define their relationship. Finally, the third essay by BjAcrn Ivar Fyksen demonstrates how the main themes in PrAcysena#39;s Mrs Pepperpot stories - i.e. unequalanbsp;...

Title:Empowering Transformations
Author: Maria Lassén-Seger, Anne Skaret
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-05-02

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