Modern aspects of disenchantment: Fairy tale parodies on the Internet

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Κατεύθυνση Λαογραφία
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Maltampe Eirini
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Καπλάνογλου Μαριάνθη, Αναπληρώτρια καθηγήτρια Λαογραφίας, Τμήμα
Φιλολογίας, Ε.Κ.Π.Α.
Κατσαδώρος Γεώργιος, Αναπληρωτής καθηγητής Λαογραφίας, Παιδαγωγικό
Τμήμα Δ.Ε., Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου.
Χρυσανθοπούλου Βασιλική, Αναπληρώτρια καθηγήτρια Κοινωνικής Λαογραφίας,
Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Ε.Κ.Π.Α.
Original Title:
Σύγχρονες όψεις της απομάγευσης: παρωδίες παραμυθιών στο Διαδίκτυο
Translated title:
Modern aspects of disenchantment: Fairy tale parodies on the Internet
The present Master thesis focuses on the relevance of Folklore and, in particular, on a novel way of transmitting fairy tales in the cyberspace. More specifically, it examines fairy tale parodies on the internet as contemporary aspects of disenchantment. All of the images included in the cited material are, according to contemporary Folklore terminology, “memes.” These are images that have spread very quickly from one internet user to another, often with minor changes that render them humorous.
The first chapter attempts to highlight the historicity of the folk fairy tale, through an outline of important milestones in the development of the genre in modern Europe. Following a chronological order, it examines the contributions to the fairy tale genre by Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Giambattista Basile, French writers of the 17th and 18th centuries, Charles Perrault, the Grimm brothers, and Walt Disney. This is followed by a chapter about the Internet as a new medium for the transmission and creation of Folklore, in order to highlight its function as another important stage in the evolution of fairy tales during the modern digital age. There follows a presentation of the methodology used for the collection and categorization of the material, which is then listed and commented. In conclusion, through the study of the “digital life” of fairy tale, this thesis seeks to contribute to contemporary Folklore research by pointing out the emergence of the internet as a major topic of research, as well as the “digital life” of fairy tale as an interesting and highly contemporary field.
Main subject category:
Geography - Anthropology - Folklore
Fairy tales, Parody, memes, Internet, Folklore
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