Grimm Legacies, the fairy tale symposium at Harvard next month, has posted its tentative schedule which I am posting below. If you look closely, you will see that I am on the schedule. Yes, I am attending and I am presenting, eschewing the relative anonymity of an audience member,* after accepting Maria Tatar's kind invitation. She has also allotted an hour for my presentation so if you plan to attend and have any input into what you would like to hear, please let me know. For now, I plan for my focus to be on SurLaLune as well as fairy tales in a technological world. The Grimms, too, will be mentioned more than once.
Of course, the other presenters are a great draw and my own reason for attending. I want to hear their presentations! So without further ado, here's the list to tempt you:
This is a draft schedule of the event. It is still subject to change.
Friday, February 3rd:
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Heidi Heiner of SurLaLune: Workshop
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Jack Zipes, Keynote Speaker
“Two Hundred Years after Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and their Tales in Germany”
Saturday, February 4th:
9:00 - 9:30 am – Welcome
9:30 - 11:15 am - INTO THE WOODS
“Henry Darger, Adolf Wolfli, and Tales of Violence in Outsider Art”
“When the Forest Becomes the Woods: The Horror Effect in the Grimms; Hansel and Gretel and Beyond”
“Domestic Adaptations: Anne Sexton’s Transformations and the Grimms’ Tales”
11:30 - 1:00 pm - UNDER THE KNIFE
“Medicine and Märchen”
“Empowered by Tears: Weeping in Grimm’s Fairy Tales”
“Grimm and the Experts: Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, and Pundits”
1:00 - 1:45 pm - Lunch
1:45 - 2:15 pm – Presentation
2:15 - 3:45 pm - AMONG THE BEASTS
“The Metamorphosis of a Folktale: 'Beauty and the Beast' in Apuleius' Metamorphoses."
“The Many Conclusions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’”
4:00 - 5:45 pm - THROUGH THE MAGIC MIRROR
“The Grimms, Sendak, and the Zeitgeist”
"Increasing the Happiness of Children: George Cruikshank Illustrates the Brothers Grimm"
"The Grimm Art of Fairy-Tale Editorship"
“Between Socialism and Snow White: GDR Fairy Tales”
5:45 - 6:30 pm - Wrap Up
*Truthfully, I find so many of you know me when I do get to attend these events, that anonymity doesn't really happen anyway! Name tags remove the mystery. And I wear hats. I do it to myself. So please do introduce yourself, chat with me, and we will all revel in this fairy tale weekend!