Visualising Little Red Riding Hood

Bonner, Sarah ORCID logo ORCID: (2006) Visualising Little Red Riding Hood. Moveable Type, 2 . The Mind's Eye.

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In recent years contemporary artists have been appropriating and re-inventing traditional fairy tales. Subverting and interrogating received meanings, artists are challenging the traditional parameters of tales which convey ideas of gender role and racial identity. The fairy tale is being translated from literary text into visual culture. The artists recoding the tales address shifts in cultural attitude, engaging predominantly with issues of identity and discrimination. In this paper I examine the visual development of “Little Red Riding Hood,” investigating the manner in which the literary tale has been adopted by contemporary artists, how the visual responds to the textual, and cultural attitudes embedded in reiterations of the tale.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Moveable Type
Publisher: University College London
ISSN: 1755-4527
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Graphics and Photography
Additional Information: This article elaborates on a paper presented at UCL English Language and Literature Department hosted's fourth annual postgraduate conference "The Mind's Eye: Perspectives on Word and Image" held February 2006.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 14:17
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 19:15


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