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Sirpa Kivilaakso Lumometsän syli - Anni Swanin satusymbolismi 1869-1923Master of Arts / FM Marja Suojala

Finnish Children´s and Youth Books XI / VIRIKKEITÄ 2/2008, Published by IBBY Finland

”The fairy tales are seen in the context of the ”Golden Age” of Finnish art, as part of the symbolic style and literary dialogue. Kivilaakso´s feminist reading, based on French psykoanalytical literary research, Finnish studies of symbolism and previous studies of children´s and youth literature. The dissertation examines early modern womanhood and its characteristic female-specific expressive language and mute non-linguistic expression, or the otherness of the psyche and language. ”