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- DescriptionNorwegian author Alf Proysen's feisty little old Mrs Pepperpot appeared for the first time in print in 1955. Translated into well over twenty languages, the w 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 Proysen's heroine in dialogue with recent theorising in order to broaden and deepen the understanding of her enduring popularity. The study introduces Proysen's works and career to an international readership, but also delves deeper into the Mrs Pepperpot phemen. Her character is analysed in view of metamorphosis, power, gender, and queer theory, and the stories' ethical impact is assessed through the use of cognitive literary theory. Mrs Pepperpot'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 techlogy, which are approached eco- and tech-critically. The volume appeals to an academic readership interested in literature, children's literature, media studies, cultural studies and Scandinavian studies, as well as the general public celebrating Proysen's 100th anniversary in 2014.
- Author BiographyMaria Lassen-Seger, PhD, is Head of Unit of the Arts and Humanities Library at Abo Akademi University, Finland, where she also teaches children's literature. She is a member of the ALMA-jury, the author of Adventures into Otherness (2006), and the co-editor of Celebrating a Displaced Hedgehog (2012). Anne Skaret, PhD, is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Literature at Hedmark University College, Norway, where she teaches children's literature. She is the author of Litteraere kulturmoter: En studie av bildeboker og barns resepsjon (2011), and the co-editor of 'Det norske Qvindekjons Pryd' (2003).
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication06/05/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byAnne Skaret,Maria Lassen-Seger
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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