POWER IMAGINED: Fairy Tales as Survival Strategies
October 1, 2020| 5:30 p.m.
Join English Professor Kate Bernheimer – who has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” – in exploring such familiar figures as Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White through the centuries of their survival. In this talk, Bernheimer will harness the transnational energy across generations to excavate transformational themes housed in beloved fairy tales and place them back in service to the traumatized communities – often women – who created these stories of wonder.
About the Speaker
Kate Bernheimer, an associate professor in the Department of English, has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” (Tin House). She is the author of Horse, Flower, Bird and How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, and is the editor of four anthologies, including the award-winning and bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths. She is the editor of the journal Fairy Tale Review, which she founded in 2005.
Free admission with registration.
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