Grimm Realities

Essays on Identity and Justice in the Television Series

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About the Book

Through its six-season run, television’s Grimm used the extraordinary to illuminate the complexity of the ordinary. Drawing on the Brothers Grimm folklore, the series crafted an enchanted present to illuminate social and ethical challenges facing Western—in particular American—culture at the beginning of the 21st century. This collection of new essays explores Grimm’s critique of identity and justice in the modern world contexts of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, environmentalism, genre and heroism, with a focus on the show’s disruptive adaptation of fairy tales and reinterpretation of the police procedural in a fantasy landscape.

About the Author(s)

Daniel Farr is a senior lecturer of sociology at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Georgia. He has edited special journal issues for Fat Studies, Lesbian Studies, Men and Masculinities and Women’s Studies.

Melanie D. Holm is an associate professor of English and co-director of the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She has published in Philological Quarterly, Restoration, The Eighteenth Century and Aphra Behn.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Daniel Farr and Melanie D. Holm
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8266-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4650-3
Imprint: McFarland