Chaucer to Carter: The Intersections of Folklore and Literature
Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman are award-winning folklorists, teachers, and writers. Together, they founded The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, where they teach creative souls how to re-enchant their lives through folklore and fairy tales.
This talk traces the intersection of folklore and literature across centuries, beginning with texts as old as Chaucer and Shakespeare, sweeping through the Romantics and Victorians of the 1800s, and concluding with more contemporary adaptations of folkloric material that challenge and complicate the idea that old stories have nothing new to say.
Originally presented via Zoom 10 April, 2021. Video includes full 1 hour plus illustrated presentation plus question and answer session with the speakers.