Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fairy Tales Re-imagined: Enchantment, Beastly Tales and Dark Mothers

Here is the announcement. I am not programming the links, but you can find them on the symposium page. Now I wish I could go to Australia next month. And thanks to reader Spike for sharing!

Fairy Tales Re-imagined: Enchantment, Beastly Tales and Dark Mothers at University of Technology Sydney, Australia

A symposium exploring fairy tales and the cultural imagination. Writers, artists and academics speak about their fascination with fairy tales, their motifs, themes and layers of meaning. They discuss how old stories inspire and inhabit new forms.

This one day symposium brings together artists, writers, media arts practitioners, educators, academics and those studying media, communications, psychology, cultural studies and literature engaged with examining the relevance of traditional fairy tales for contemporary culture.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Centre for New Writing, the Centre for Media Arts Innovation and the Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.


Speakers include: Meredith Jones (keynote, UTS); novelists Kate Forsyth (Bitter Greens) and Margo Lanagan (Sea Hearts and Tender Morsels); visual artists Agnieszka Golda and Jazmina Cininas; documentary filmmaker and Jungian analyst Sarah Gibson (Re-enchantment, UTS); writer, radio producer and zen teacher Susan Murphy; writers and cultural commentators Catherine Cole (UOW) and Colin Harvey (UWS).

The symposium has been initiated by media artist Sarah Gibson, whose interactive online project 'Re-enchantment' can be found at (link opens external site)

Date: 13 October 2012

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Location:City - Broadway CB06 Peter Johnson - Guthrie Theatre, 702-730 Harris Street (map)

Audience:All Welcome

Cost: $80 / $50 concession - morning tea and lunch included

RSVP:Register online

Contact:Sarah Gibson

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