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Monstrous fairytales: towards an Écriture Queer
Colloquy: Text Theory Critique
  • Dallas J Baker
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
The article discusses fairytale fiction in relation to the creative writing strategies of queer writers. It studies the fairytale plots and endings which usually involve the demise of the Monstrous Queer, where the protagonist wins and the antagonist is punished. It argues that fairytales should be a correct representation of one's self and of society's norm. The emergence of Queer rewritings such as William Holden's "A Twist of Grim: Erotic Fairytales for Gay Men" are mentioned.
Citation Information

Baker, DJ 2010, 'Monstrous fairytales: towards an Écriture Queer', Colloquy: Text Theory Critique , vol. 20, pp. 79-103.

Published version available from:

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/colloquy/colloquy-issue-20-december-2010/

Dallas Baker also publishes under the name Dallas Angguish