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Veronica Schanoes' first project is on the relationship between the feminist revisions of fairy tales and classical myths that boomed in the 1970s-1990s and the feminist psychoanalytic theory contemporary with those revisions. In particular, she examines the way that mother-daughter relationships and mirrors were represented and analyzed in both sets of texts, finding startling similarities and correspondences. This project is currently under review.
Professor Schanoes' second project is on sequels to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, considering both Carroll's own sequel, Through the Looking-glass, and the sequels that have been written and published over the past 150 years.
Professor Schanoes is particularly interested in children's literature, women's writing, and fantastic literature. She approaches literature through a consideration of the power dynamics involved in its creation, such as a consideration of the dynamic between adult and child when discussing children's literature. She is familiar with feminist psychoanalytic theory, and is particularly interested in stories that are repeated and reworked over time. She values close examination of the way the language of a text makes various meanings, and am particularly interested in making connections among texts.
Fearless Children and Fabulous Monsters: Lewis Carroll, Angela Carter, and Beastly Girls. Marvels and Tales. Forthcoming.
“Historical Fantasy.” Modern Fantasy Literature. Eds. Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
“Book as Mirror, Mirror as Book: The Significance of the Looking-glass in Contemporary Revisions of Fairy Tales.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 2009 20 (1 ): 5-23.
“Critical Theory, Academia, and Intersititality.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 2004 Fall; 15 (3 ): 243-47.
“Cruel Heroes and Treacherous Texts: Writing and Moral Complexity in the World of Harry Potter.” Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays. Ed. Giselle Anatol. Greenwood Press: 2003. 131-145.