Elena Massi


I discuss why and how contemporary authors of fairy tales represent situations of storytelling in their tales. The analysis is based on a close reading of the comic strip Little Lit, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Funnies by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly. The topic is organized in three main sections: in the first part, Little Lit is considered as a framed story; the second part is focused on the narratological voice of the framed storytellers; and finally, in the third part I explain their narratological functions.