'Always the outlaw'

the potential for subversion of the metanarrative in retellings of Robin Hood

Geoffrey Gates

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Abstract

This paper examines six recent retellings of Robin Hood and concentrates on the representation of class, religion and gender in the texts. The question is asked: ‘what values do the texts implicitly or explicitly arm?’ The idea that Robin Hood retellings are systematic of a socially and politically conservative ideology is interrogated by considering moments of possible transgression of the universalistic metanarrative in the texts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-79
Number of pages11
JournalChildren's Literature in Education
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Robin Hood
  • retellings
  • metanarrative
  • conservative values
  • transgression
  • gender

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