Special Collections

The Uses of Fairytales: Enchanting Ideologies and Radical Transformations

Thursday 10 May, 1pm
Djanogly Theatre

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.