Red shoes : obsessive and contagious narratives

Calvert, Melanie. 2001, Red shoes : obsessive and contagious narratives, M.A. thesis, School of Literary and Communication Studies, Deakin University.

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Title Red shoes : obsessive and contagious narratives
Author Calvert, Melanie.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Literary and Communication Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name M.A.
Date submitted 2001
Keyword(s) Femininity in literature
Fairy tales - History and criticism
Shoes - Psychological aspects
Summary The fairytale motif of the red shoes continues to fascinate many contemporary authors and artists. What inspires these obsessive and contagious narratives? The raw, unfettered femaleness of the red shoes, reminiscent of the pre-oedipal realm, suggests a means of escaping confining patriarchal conceptions of woman, desire and creativity.
Language eng
Description of original vi, 190 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.93384
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