The Fairy Tale Explosion in Contemporary Media - Naphtali Faris

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Revamped and reimagined fairy tale characters and stories are turning up in graphic novels, television, and movies. Children’s literature expert Naphtali Faris discusses how these old stories  are getting inventive twists for a modern audience.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Program: 
2:00 pm
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Revamped, revised, reworked, and reimagined fairy tale characters and stories have seen an explosion in contemporary media from graphic novels to television to movies. These ancient tales have held perennial appeal for fans, young and old. Children’s literature expert Naphtali Faris discusses the enduring fascination with fairy tales, myth, legends, and folklore and how old stories are getting inventive twists for a modern audience.

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