Donne "da favola". Evoluzioni e contraddizioni dello stereotipo femminile nel racconto fantastico


How has the image of the woman changed over time? Can we say that certain "old" stereotypes have lapsed?
In this analysis I’ve reflected about the theme, comparing some modern cinematographic revisitations and the corresponding written texts in the field of the fantastic genre, to understand if and how the female image (and not only) has changed from a century to another (in this case between the 19th and the 21st century).
The research has developed through the semiotic and gender studies, in order to analyze the diversities and the characteristics of the various texts observed (written and audiovisual) and to realize how the idea of feminine is changed and, maybe, evolved, proposing new type of characters (and also a new and complex dialogue with the masculine counterpart).
It emerges, indeed, the necessity to reflect on these stereotypes, on the modalities of development over time and on the difficulty that still today, despite certain changes, remains in thinking them (and thinking differently).
Because, in the end, what does it mean male and female? What makes us who we are?


Carlotta Papandrea


Università degli Studi di Torino
CIRSDe – Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche e Studi delle Donne e di Genere dell’Università degli Studi di Torino



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Federica Turco

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Carlotta Papandrea, “Donne "da favola". Evoluzioni e contraddizioni dello stereotipo femminile nel racconto fantastico,” Collane@unito.it, ultimo accesso il 02 febbraio 2023, https://www.collane.unito.it/oa/items/show/23.

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