Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Little Red Riding Hood Revisited: Continuations of the Tale in Modern Greek Children’s Literature
Marita Paparoussi

During the last two decades there have been a remarkable number of revisions of Little Red Riding Hood in Greece. In this study I decided to focus on two of them -Little Green Riding Hood by Ioulita Iliopoulou (2008) and The Twelve Little Red Riding Hoods and the clockwork wolf by Christos Boulotis (2007)- that continue elements of the source tale. Discussed are the points of convergence and divergence between the continuations and the source text and the meanings created in the process of the intertextual play between the texts. I look specifically at how these continuations use the trope of the journey into the forest so as to both make it resonant to modern-day perceptions of gender identity and redefine his cautioning message.

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