Virtual ProgramTuesday, October 19

26-01 Interrupting Fairy Tales across Media

Tuesday, October 19, 5:15 pm–6:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the Folk Narrative Section, the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section

Chair: Cristina Bacchilega (University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, emerita)

Forum participants:

Pauline Greenhill (University of Winnipeg)

Jade Lum (University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa)

Jennifer Orme (Independent)

Veronica Schanoes (Queens College, City University of New York)

Christy Williams (Hawai'i Pacific University)

Participants question the “natural state” of fairy tales; present provocations based on their scholarly and creative practices; and collectively consider print fiction, comics, film, television, and the visual arts. How does verbal and visual wonder work to reimagine humans’ relationship with our natural and social environment? Are some fairy-tale films and anime imparting the most progressive aspects of traditional cultures’ magic—its presentation of critical possibility? What are the stakes of considering the intersections of fairy-tale traditions and history, particularly leftist and Jewish history? How does revisiting fairy-tale geography in popular TV shows revitalize given understandings of borderless tales?