Thursday, August 18, 2011

“Grimm Legacies,” February 3 & 4, 2012 at Harvard University

Here's the first conference/symposium devoted to the Grimms being held in the U.S. next year that I know about. I've already posted about three in Europe, specifically in Germany, England and Portugal.

The site for the Harvard symposium is a little design challenged at the moment, making it nearly impossible to read half of the text, but here's what I have been able to copy and paste here. The deadline for papers is October 1, 2011. Maria Tatar and Holly Hutchison are organizing.

“Grimm Legacies”

February 3 & 4, 2012

Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University will host a symposium to be held on February 3 and 4, 2012.

“Grimm Legacies” takes as its premise a line (“pasted on for eternity”) from Anne Sexton’s poem “Cinderella” and adds a question mark to the phrase to interrogate the seemingly timeless and universal hold of the cultural stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address.

Panel discussions will cover a range of topics:

• Fairy Tales and Antiquity

• Migrations into New Media

• Copyright, Translation, and Transculturation

• Beasts and Steeping Beauties

• Violence, Excess, and the Dark Side

To inquire about submitting paper proposals. please contact Folklore & Mythology chair Maria Tatar and administrator Holly Hutchison. The deadline for proposals will be October 1, 2011.

(I'm not including hot email links which are on the symposium site to spare their email spam filters...)

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