All Day Seminar
With Margaret R. Yocom, associate professor of English; founder and co-director of the Folklore Studies program at George Mason University
Embark on a journey through imagination of the Brothers Grimm. Their 200-year-old Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Tales for Children and the Home) continues to enchant, inspire, and challenge generations of readers, writers, filmmakers, and storytellers. These tales of wonder and transformation, though, did not originate in Germany and were not originally meant for the ears of children.
Folklorist Margaret R. Yocom discusses why Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were drawn to folktales and how they planned to foster German unity and educate the country’s children—and parents—through these stories. She sets the tales in several of their German cultural contexts, including the castle kitchen and the Spinnstube (village women’s evening work gatherings).
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Event begins at 10:00AM