Myth, Fairy Tale, and Visual Culture

Maria Tatar,chair, Program in Folklore and Mythology; John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and literatures and Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University; editor, The Annotated Brothers Grimm (Bicentennial Edition), 2012
Magical and mythical, fairy tales explore themes that are not just for the nursery. Examine how illustrators have represented “Sleeping Beauty” and compare their static images of young women with the action-packed plot of the tale. See how contemporary representations of the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast’ reclaimed his charisma. Optional film: Beauty and the Beast showing on Tuesday April 30 at 1pm and Saturday May 4 at 11am.  

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Myths, Folklore, and Fairy Tales from around the World

Thursday Evening Session: Beauties Sleeping and Beauties Awake

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
$25MFA members, seniors, and students
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Session 4 of 4