The Fairy Tale and Anime

Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen


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About the Book

Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in anime. Topics covered include modes of storytelling, aesthetics, as well as dramatic, ethical, psychological and social considerations. Of particular interest is the way in which allegorical commentaries on cultural and historical issues are illustrated in anime.

About the Author(s)

Dani Cavallaro has written widely about literature, cultural theory, and anime. She lives in London.

Bibliographic Details

Dani Cavallaro
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5946-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8536-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Chapter 1. Theoretical Foundations      5

Chapter 2. Alterity      23

Chapter 3. Voyages      68

Chapter 4. Creativity      106

Chapter 5. Dystopias      153

Filmography      193

Bibliography      199

Index      205

Book Reviews & Awards

“an especially welcome addition…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review.