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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

narrative emerges in these flows of communication? The comparatively firm structure, dramaturgical simplicity, dramatic 14 The Swedish Broadcasting Commission, decision of 11 June 2012, reg. no. 12/00116. 124Exposed content, and drastically presented main characters of the story link it to an older narrative tradition. Is it a modern fairy tale or a tall tale? There are features indicating a connection to both of these genres within folklore, but most of all the story gradually seems to have taken on the form of an urban legend. Unlike the fairy tale, this type of

in Exposed
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Royal weddings and the media promotion of British fashion
Jo Stephenson

question is the peculiar combination of fairy-tale references and a growing accessibility of the British royal family as presented by the media – a necessary element in persuading audiences that a royal lifestyle is achievable through consumption. TIME, PLACE AND THE ‘EVENT’ In a discussion of British fashion promotion it is important to look at the presentation of fashion ‘moments

in The British monarchy on screen
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witchcraft continued
Willem de Blécourt
Owen Davies

for her chapter on Finnish witchcraft. Retribution in cases of bewitchment ‘tended to assume the form of counter-sorcery rather than physical violence’. There was ‘no need’ to cause bodily harm. Elsewhere, folklore material does occasionally reveal violent unwitchments, but the bulk, however, show non-violent reactions. This material concerns not so much narratives, stories with a clear structure such as fairy tales, but

in Witchcraft Continued
The poetics of sustainability and the politics of what we’re sustaining
Matthew Griffiths

’s adoption of the collective voice, ‘we’, suggests how complicit we all are in this process: it becomes something with which we can identify. By sustaining this cultural introspection in ‘Belief System’, Graham sees through it to what it in turn sustains: ‘Thinking was the habitation of a / trembling colony, a fairy tale—of waiting, love—of / the capacity for / postponement—’. First, here, is the intimation of how precarious our civilisation is – ‘a / trembling colony’ that we inhabit. But this is followed by the ‘fairy tale’ the ‘colony’ tells itself, and while ‘fairy

in Literature and sustainability
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Sara Haslam

significant did he judge them to be. ‘Superficially insignificant stories’, writes Weiss of the early fairy-tales, ‘are actually latent expressions of Ford’s inner “story”, of his fascination with the anima’ (Fairy Tale and Romance in the Works of Ford Madox Ford, Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 1984, p. 9). Later texts, as I have been arguing, also fulfil this function. Gay, The Bourgeois Experience, Vol. II, The Tender Passion (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1986), p. 139. Introduction 19 81 Sigmund Freud, ‘Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming’, SE ix, p. 143

in Fragmenting modernism
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Sara Haslam

public action gain expressional superiority over the private, and feminine, knowledge of the other existence, the crisis, the fear and the weakness. Ellida recognises the dichotomy. She has said ‘I never saw such misery’ (p. 21) as Pauline was driven away. She gives Grimshaw the chance to be different, and he rejects it, for the fear of the unknown is far greater than the sadness at Pauline’s loss. A Call is not a realistic novel. It is a fantasy novel, dedicated to pursuing a series of dramatic, what Arnold Bennett called ‘fairy-tale’,28 scenes, in which characters

in Fragmenting modernism
Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

University Press , 2015 ). Luntz , F. , The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary ( Washington, DC : The Israel Project , 2009 ), Fmedia%2F70%2Ftip_report.pdf&date=2009–08–06%3Cbr%3E . Accessed 10 September 2016. Lury , K. , The Child in Film: Tears, Fears and Fairy Tales ( London : I. B. Tauris

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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The Queen in Australia
Jane Landman

fertility, Elizabeth combined tradition and a promise of the new, the ‘everyday’ femininity of wife and mother, and that of fairy-tale princess privilege. She was, at once, Queen of the ‘free world’ of Commonwealth and of Empire, and she came bringing messages of unity in ‘troubled times’. 13 This chapter concerns the interactions of the tour and national public communications agencies in the production of

in The British monarchy on screen
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Memory and identity in Marie Redonnet’s fiction of the 1990s
Aine Smith

contemporary fictional world is reinforced by a number of sporadic references to the attributes of modern life. Thus, in Candy story, the central character Mia drives a Golf GTI, while the Internet plays a role in promoting the islanders’ struggle against a despotic dictator in Villa Rosa. Moreover, the essentially age-old and fairy-tale quality of the stories evoked in texts like Doublures and Rose Mélie Rose is superseded in the later texts by sinister tales of Mafiaesque corruption, murder, greed and prostitution.1 And what can be described as the increasingly Americanised

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
David Larsson Heidenblad

particular emphasis on the environmental consequences of modern comforts such as cars, flush toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers. Among other things, she portrayed a family with small children in Värmland and asked the National Swedish Institute for Building Research to calculate the environmental impact of their life in a modern house. In the article, Soller alternated freely between different styles. She wrote in the form of a fairy tale about how the young family had left their cramped apartment to move into their new

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden