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Public lecture by Dr William Pawlett on 'Interpreting Fairy Tales'


'Interpreting Fairy Tales' by Dr William Pawlett

Thursday 21 November, 6:30 – 8pm

University Centre Telford is delighted to host a public lecture by Dr William Pawlett on ‘Interpreting Fairy Tales’. In his presentation, Dr Pawlett, Senior Lecturer in Media and Humanities at the University of Wolverhampton, will take two of the best known European fairy tales - Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood - and examine them from several different perspectives.

Dr Pawlett will look at Structuralist, Psychoanalytic and Feminist accounts of the meaning of these stories, and try to show the strengths and limitations of each perspective. The presentation then looks at how these famous tales have changed and evolved over time, from being oral folk tales, to authored literary narratives, and finally becoming cinema. One key question is what happens to fairy tales when they are ‘Disney-fied’?

This talk is suitable for 13+ Years. Staff and students are welcome to attend.

Places are FREE but must be pre-booked. See below for the Eventbrite link:

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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