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The Uses of Fairytales: Enchanting Ideologies and Radical Transformations
Thursday 10 May, 1pm
Free, advanced booking recommended
Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted, ranging from their exploitation for political purposes to Bettelheim's orthodox and much-criticized Freudian approach –and how readers brush ideology aside to return to the stories again and again.