Episode 58: Let It Go, Ice Queen.

Ice Queens are all the rage these days. Aside from the popularity of “Frozen”, sarcasm, snark, and apathy are kind of the hallmark of our age. But whatever, like we care. This week we’ll be taking a look at the Russian folktale, “The Snow Child”, from which the Christmastime figure, Snegurochka. We’ll be examine the construction of the modern Ice Queen trope, and the factors that psychologists say may contribute to those personality types. We will also be exploring the history of the real world Ice Queen of Russia, Anna Ioannovna and her ice palace.

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How to Tell If You’re Dating an Ice Princess | Primer

The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women

Ice Queen – Idiom – Definition

Defrosting Ice Queen – TV Tropes

Cold People: What Makes Them That Way?| Psychology Today – Leon F Seltzer

Experiencing Physical Warmth Promotes Interpersonal Warmth

YaleNews | With Hot Coffee, We See a Warm Heart, Yale Researchers Find

The Snow Maiden Folktales – Type 703 – Pitt

Simply Psychology – Mary Ainswoth

Anna Ivanovna’s Ice Place – Slate

Anna Ioannovna – Russiapedia

The Ice Renaissance – The New Yorker

An Ice Palace in St Petersburg (Photos)

The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales by Bonnie C Marshall

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