The Grimms’ fairy-tale collection is widely acknowledged to have been updated by the brothers, forever influencing the conception of “fairy tale”; yet changes and adaptations have continued long after their final 1857 edition. Technological innovations have added to the ways these tales can be distributed and adapted—and, with the advent of the Internet, fan fiction has become a notable means of reinterpretation. Grimm fan-fiction adaptations in a German fandom often emphasize a feminist reimagining of the canon texts that served to demonstrate nineteenth-century bourgeois representations of appropriate social and gender relations. Fan texts highlight the mutability of the fairy tale and its adaptability across different forms of media.
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