The Fairy Tale Vanguard Conference (Belgium)

Conference about fairy tales will held in Ghent, Belgium, from 20 - 22 August. Very attractive programme (keynote speaker a.o. Jack Zipes) organised by a.o. Vanessa Joosen.

"During the past decades, a lot has changed in the field of fairy tale studies: moving away from typological, structuralist and hermeneutically essentialist approaches, scholars today have again come to appreciate the specificity of individual fairy tale texts, the historical context in which they originated, and the many ways in which they have functioned. This general turn to history has brought about a variety of interesting new approaches, many of them focusing on questions of a social, political or ideological nature...."

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