Woke Cinderella: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations is a timely collection of 12 essays that explore the concept of wokeness in twenty-first-century text, film, and television versions of American Cinderellas. Woltmann defines wokeness as “being culturally competent, sensitive, and aware” (p. 1). She positions the term “woke” within recent activism, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and identifies wokeness as a practice in which the text and audience engage, rather than an inherent characteristic of a text (pp. 6–7). Along with the theme of wokeness, Cristina Bacchilega's politics of wonder and the intersectionality of gender and race are central to Woltmann's introduction and many of the essays that follow, giving the heart of the collection a more unified theoretical feel despite the diverse topics and authors. The United States focus of Woltmann's collection complements the primarily European focus of other collections or other single-tale studies of Cinderella, including Cinderella across Cultures: New Directions...

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