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Fractured Fairytales on Wednesday's AU

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Fairy tales have endured as a part of our culture since at least the days of the Brothers Grimm, and they’re  still going strong on television, movies and books today. What do fairy tales mean? What do they reflect in our shared concerns? And what does the continuing trend toward fractured and reinvented fairy tales say about us? We’ll talk about this with Lynne McNeill, an instructor and director of online development for the folklore program at Utah State University and co-founder of and faculty advisor for the USU Folklore Society; and Utah author RaShelle Workman, who writes reinvented fairy tales. Her books include “A Beauty So Beastly,” in which she imagines what would happen if the beauty was also the beast. And her “Blood and Snow” series is a retelling of Snow White with a vampire twist.

http://www.rashelleworkman.com/

http://www.usu.edu/usupress/books/index.cfm?isbn=9050