2012: Grimm Legacies


Friday, February 3rd:


4:00 – 5:00 pm –   “Fairy Tales in a Digital Age

                                Heidi Anne Heiner of Sur La Lune Fairy Tales


                                The world has changed considerably since Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first

                                published their märchen 200 years ago. The past twenty years have especially

                                seen a significant change in how fairy tales are disseminated to a worldwide

                                audience. Come hear the history of SurLaLune Fairy Tales as well as the plans 

                                for its future as we strive to understand and share our rich folkloric past with

                                current and future generations. From statistics to art to trolls, we'll also discuss

                                the changing perceptions and visibility of beloved tales.



5:30 – 7:00 pm – Jack Zipes, Keynote Speaker

        “Two Hundred Years after Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the 

        Brothers Grimm and their Tales in Germany”



Saturday, February 4th:


8:45 - 9:00 am – Coffee



9:00 - 9:15 am – Welcome by Maria Tatar

                                “Magical and Mythical: 200 Years of the Brothers Grimm”



9:15 - 11:15 am - INTO THE WOODS


Cara Zimmerman

“Henry Darger, Adolf Wolfli, and Tales of Violence in Outsider Art”


David Rice

“When the Forest Becomes the Woods: The Horror Effect in the Grimms; Hansel and Gretel and Beyond”


Megan Leroy

“Domestic Adaptations: Anne Sexton’s Transformations and the Grimms’ Tales”




11:30 - 1:00 pm - UNDER THE KNIFE


Valerie Gribben

“Medicine and Märchen”


Ariane Mandell

“Empowered by Tears: Weeping in Grimm’s Fairy Tales”


Perri Klass

“Grimm and the Experts:  Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, and Pundits”



1:00 - 1:45 pm - Lunch


1:45 - 2:15 pm – Short Films



2:15 - 3:45 pm - AMONG THE BEASTS 


Ruth Lingford

“Animating the Grimms”


David Elmer

“The Metamorphosis of a Folktale: 'Beauty and the Beast' in Apuleius' Metamorphoses."


Jerry Griswold

“The Many Conclusions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’”





John Cech

“The Grimms, Sendak, and the Zeitgeist”


Michael Hearn

"Increasing the Happiness of Children:  George Cruikshank Illustrates the Brothers Grimm" 


Kate Bernheimer

"The Grimm Art of Fairy-Tale Editorship"


Claudia Schwabe

“Between Socialism and Snow White: GDR Fairy Tales”



5:45 - 6:30 pm - Wrap Up