A book written by NES Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Languages Kate Koppy "Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture: How We Hate to Love Them"

About book


The book seeks to understand the proliferation of fairy tales - in children’s picture books, in young adult fantasy novels, in popular literature, and on screens large and small - as well as the proliferation of harsh fairy tale critiques - in parenting advice publications, in religious magazines, and in feminist scholarship. Arguments about the value of fairy tales in contemporary American society intersect with arguments about how to raise children to be good adults, about the place of faith in society, about the false dichotomy between faith and science, about evangelical Christians’ persecution complex. Kate Koppy doesn’t offer prescriptive answers to these questions, but she does reframe the conversation to include the intersections among them.

More about the book here.