I’m finally at liberty to confirm that we are doing another fairy tale event this year in June! This will be the third year in a row for us and I’m really excited. See our call for participation below:
Transporting Tales – Fairy Tale Symposium
As part of the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, the Monash Fairy Tale Salon will be hosting a day exploring fairy tale migrations, with a special focus on Australian tales. Fairy tales cross oceans and continents. How do people carry their tales with them? How are tales transformed by migration? In particular, how have fairy tales come here to Australia and how is our own fairy tale tradition based on migration?
This Melbourne event explores many of the ideas that will be raised at the Australian Fairy Tale Society conference to take place on June 9 in Sydney.
The day is open to academic papers as well as fairy tale readings and performances. For the bold at heart, come dressed as your favourite fairy tale character and be in the running to win a prize! This event is open to anyone who has a love of fairy tales, and will take place at the Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall, on Sunday June 29, from 1pm-5pm.
We are looking for interested participants who would like to present original work and/or papers on fairy tales. Preference will be given to material dealing with or inspired by Australian themes, but other material will certainly be considered.
Areas of interest:
– Scholarly analysis of fairy tale (incl. literary studies, translation studies, film & TV, drama studies, gender studies)
– Live performance of fairy tale (incl. new & established fairy tales)
– Fairy tale readings (incl. new & established fairy tales)
Please send a 100-200 word summary or abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10.
Image from: Australian Fairy Tales by James Hume-Cook; with illustrations by Christian Yandell (Melbourne: J. Howlett-Ross, 1925). Rare Books Collection, Monash University Library.