The Power Of Fairy Tales
An Enchanted History with Jacqui Bushell
Friday, August 20th, 5-7pm PST
Fairy tales have fascinated us for millennia. These familiar and much-loved stories of wisdom and wonder are found in cultures all around the world. Their enduring legacy continues today with their motifs flowing through films, music, books, and advertising. The rich metaphors and archetypal images in these stories extend far beyond the page and influence our psyche, social mores, and gender politics.
Take a journey into the fascinating world of fairy tales:
- Chart the changing nature and role of fairy tales over the centuries
- Explore the politics and influence of the Grimms, 17th-century French women, and Disney
- Discover what a fairy tale actually is and why they are still so powerful and relevant today.
- Learn the difference between a myth, legend, and folk tale