- Forthcoming events
- 2 Sep, 8pm: Online talk. WILD WONDER: ANIMISM AND ECOLOGY IN FAIRY TALES
2 Sep, 8pm: Online talk. WILD WONDER: ANIMISM AND ECOLOGY IN FAIRY TALES
Online talk presented by Dr Joanna Gilar, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Across the world, Cinderella's godmother is cow, snake, dove, sheep, crab, crocodile and even a forest, and Cinder's job is to gather together the bones of the dead. Yet when we tell the story, we remember only wand, shoe, and a dress that changes everything.
Weaving storytelling and scholarship, exploring variants of 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Frog King'; this talk will explore the ecological complexity and animist history hidden deep within our best-loved tales. We will hear of shapeshifting Cinderellas, warrior queens who sleep in golden flames, and princesses who quest the world over to learn the water-wielding secrets of forgotten frog kings.
A zoom link will be sent prior to the talk to the email address provided when booking. Video replay will be available after the event for all ticket holders to watch back.