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Richard Doyle. The Fairy Tree . ca. 1868.


The History and Development of Literary Fairy Tales
30-31 March 2001


George Bodmer (Indiana University Northwest): “Arthur Hughes & Walter Crane.”

Nancy Canepa (Dartmouth College): “‘Entertainment for the Little Ones’?: Basile’s Lo cunto de li cunti and the Childhood of the Literary Fairy Tale.”

Tom Davenport (Davenport Films): Screenings of the feature film Willa: An American Snow White, and the short films Ashpet: An American Cinderella and Soldier Jack, or The Man Who Caught Death in a Sack.

Hans-Heino Ewers (Institut für Jugendbuchforschung, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität): “German Literary Fairy Tales of the 18th and 19th Century as Family Novels.”

Richard Flynn (Georgia Southern University): “Postmodern Fairy Tale Poems: Reclaiming Enchantment in a World Where Wishing Doesn’t Help.”

Donald Haase (Wayne State University): “The Fairy Tale in Extremis: War and Kunstmärchen in Nineteenth-Century Germany.”

Elizabeth W. Harries (Smith College): “The Art of the Frame: Embedded Fairy Tales from the Conteuses to Joseph Cornell.”

Michael Patrick Hearn (Independent Scholar): “Conspiring in Fairyland: Twentieth-Century Fairy Tale Illustration.”

Christine Jones (University of Utah): “Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy Designs the Fairy Tale: Notes on Her Aesthetic Strategies.”

U. C. Knoepflmacher (Princeton University): “Open Endings and Porous Beginnings: The Impurity of Fairy Tales.”

Roderick McGillis (University of Calgary): “A Fairy Tale is Just A Fairy Tale: George MacDonald and the Queering of Fairy.”

Maria Nikolajeva (San Diego State University): “Fantasy vs. Fairy Tale.”

Jan Susina (Illinois State University): “‘Like the fragments of coloured glass in a kaleidoscope’: Andrew Lang Mixes Up Richard Doyle’s In Fairyland .”

Jack Zipes (University of Minnesota): “Once Upon a Time in the Future.”