My research


My PhD dissertation is titled ‘Mediating Bodies: Representing Femininity in Contemporary Young People’s Fairy-Tale Adaptations’. This project examines how fairy-tale narratives and female subjectivities are adapted across media in order to determine what these adaptations reveal about contemporary understandings of girlhood. Each chapter focuses on a different medium, demonstrating how medium specific conventions of device applications, picture books, film, young adult novels, graphic novels, and comic books impact on how gender is depicted in contemporary North American adaptations of ‘Snow White’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and ‘Cinderella’.