Examines the narrative structure of Beauty and The Blue Sword in terms of Ganette’s distinction between mimetic authority and diegetic authority. Notes that both protagonists have little control over events and once their function is served, the patriarchal character of their world persists.
"The Illusion of Control: Narrative Authority in Robin McKinley's Beauty and The Blue Sword,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol20/iss2/3
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021