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#Visualizingwonder: A Fairytales on TV Symposium

  Yesterday and today, we are holding the Visualizing Wonder symposium at BYU. We have scholars from across the country and Canada participating, and we are excited! The purpose, participants and agenda are outlined below, and as soon as the conference … Continue reading

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Glass Slippers and Small Screens: Rags to Riches and the American Dream

          This is the powerpoint from Madeleine Dresden’s presentation at the 2014 American Folklore Society Conference in Santa Fe. Glass Slippers and Small Screens: Rags to Riches and the American Dream

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Fairy Tales: Why the Glass Slipper Fits More than One Foot

Cinderella came out this week: in anticipation of this, there has been a pitched war between the bloggers and movie critics who say it represents a dangerous return to 1950s assumptions about womanhood and female desirability or that it’s a refreshingly straightforward reminder … Continue reading

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What Shakespeare and Screenwriters Have in Common

Question #2 in the Tea Party Question List: How does Shakespeare’s drawing on his “fairy tales” (i.e. Hamlet) compare to the modern synthesis of fairytales into popular entertainment? This is a difficult question to answer, mostly because of how little information … Continue reading

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How Alice Became a Fairy Tale. Sort of.

  In these posts we will be doing our best to provide a preliminary answer to some of the questions asked at last week’s Mad Hatter Tea Party. Please note that these answers are not intended to be exhaustive: rather, … Continue reading

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Tea Party in the News

The BYU Fairy Tale Mad Hatter Tea Party was featured on the BYU Humanities website! Check it out! http://humanities.byu.edu/a-very-merry-un-birthday-party/

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Mad Hatter Tea Party at BYU

On January 27th, the BYU Fairy Tales group hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party in celebration of  Lewis Carroll’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Students and faculty enjoyed tea, Alice in Wonderland mad-libs, pin the smile on the … Continue reading

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La Llorona versus Appalachian Jack: Assigning ATU numbers to International folktales

All of the fairy tale references in television in this database are categorized by a number from the Aarne Thomspon Uther index. This is an extensive list of mostly European fairy tales. Categorizing tales using these numbers was essential for the … Continue reading

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