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Master of Science (MS)
Set in the Pacific Northwest, this contemporary retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s traditional tale sees a tower as a lighthouse, a princess as a keeper, and suitors as candidates for her replacement. The critical introduction of this thesis discusses the idea of “telephoning the narrative” and establishes the importance of modern fairy retellings. With an in-depth examination of binaries within the traditional tale and how they are handled within the retelling, the introduction sets the stage for the way “Where Light Greets Night” works to blur such black and white ideas. This tale also seeks to question judgment and bias based on a single perspective. Critical theorists include Jack Zipes, Max Lüthi, and Vanessa Joosen; the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Helen Oyeyemi, Kate Bernheimer, Chimamanda Adichie, and Maia McPherson are also considered.
Peterson, Kelsie, "Where Light Greets Night: A Modern Retelling of "The Sea-Hare"" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1574.
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