Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict: A conference in Fairy-Tale Studies

Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict: A conference in Fairy-Tale Studies

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Where: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

When: August 2-5, 2017

Contact: Cristina Bacchilega (cbacchi@hawaii.edu) and Anne Duggan (a.duggan@wayne.edu)

Co-sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant (890-2013-17 Fairy Tale Cultures and Media Today) and Wayne State University

Plenary Speakers and Workshop Leaders: Pauline Greenhill, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Veronica Schanoes, Kay Turner, and Jack Zipes

More Information: http://clas.wayne.edu/languages/Thinking-with-Stories-inTimes-of-Conflict

Conflict can give rise to violence but also to creativity. In the 1690s, French fairy-tale writers imagined through their fairy tales ideal resolutions to political conflict (Louis XIVs absolutism), as well as conflict in conceptions of gender and marriage practices. The German tale tradition was transformed by the migration of French Huguenots to Germanic territories after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which prohibited the practice of Protestantism in France. The German Grimm Brothers drew from the tale tradition to create a cohesive notion of Germanic traditions and to contest French domination in the nineteenth century. …

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