Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen

Rituals of Girlhood

  • Athena Bellas

About this book


 This book examines how the fairy tale is currently being redeployed and revised on the contemporary teen screen. The author redeploys Victor Turner’s work on liminality for a feminist agenda, providing a new and productive method for thinking about girlhood onscreen. While many studies of teenagehood and teen film briefly invoke Turner’s concept, it remains an underdeveloped framework for thinking about youth onscreen. The book’s broad scope across teen media—including film, television, and online media—contributes to the need for contemporary analysis and theorisation of our multimedia cultural climate.


fairytale teen screen little red riding hood twilight film television online media Victor Turner teenagehood girlhood

Authors and affiliations

  • Athena Bellas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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