Describing the process of writing “The House on Legs,” a novel in progress featuring a Baba Yaga-inspired protagonist living in the Tasmanian bush, this essay reflects on the production of new writing through a combination of creative exploration and engagement with critical discourse. It explores the contemporary political sensitivities surrounding the installation of an ancient European fairy-tale character in a postcolonial Tasmanian/Australian context and argues that hybridized and multicultural retellings of fairy tales may provide a way to move beyond the apparently entrenched limitation of the use of fairy tales in Australian literature.
Wood, Danielle. "Writing Baba Yaga into the Tasmanian Bush." Marvels & Tales 33.1 (2019). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol33/iss1/10>.