Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines ABC's televisual fairy-tale adaptation Once Upon a Time (2011– present) by investigating how the organization of episodic storylines within the show challenges chronometric accounts of time, temporality, and growth. It considers how the female characters' emotional development in magical time facilitates a level of fluidity within representations of their growth and character development. Centrally, this article demonstrates how the intersection between form and content moves the tale away from a narrative of devil woman as crone to alternatively reinforce dominant Western ideas surrounding the importance of "ideal" development in youth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2169-0251
Print ISSN
2169-0235
Pages
pp. 1-14
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-02
Open Access
No
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