Fairytales are allegory to help those from the past learn lessons about the world around them. Professor Barr will discuss the hidden meaning behind so many beloved fairytales.
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Jessica Barr’s research interests include medieval visionary and dream vision literature, hagiography, and the role of reading in medieval devotional activity, as well as feminist approaches to medieval literature. Geographically, her focus tends to be on France, Germany, Belgium, and Britain; temporally, it lies in the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries.
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