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Realism in Early-modern Fairy Tales

Posted By Armando Maggi, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

What does 'realism' mean in the early-modern tradition of fairy tales? One of the main traits of this genre has always been its alleged contrast between fantasy and reality. In their modern rewritings, classic tales are usually injected a dose of 'realism,' or at least this is what contemporary critics emphasize. But how does realism work in the initial stages of this tradition and what is its meaning? This sessions is open to all Western literary canons.

Please send your name and affiliation, a paper title (15-word maximum), an abstract (150-word maximum), keywords, and a very brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum), to Armando Maggi, amaggi@uchicago.edu, by June 3rd.

Tags:  Basile  England  fairy tales  France  imagination  Italy  Perrault  realism  Spain  Straparola 

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