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Once Upon an Enchanted Time: Fairy Tales in Film

Wednesday June 5, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


Fairy tales pervade our personal lives and popular culture and are deeply embedded in our collective unconscious.  Artistic rescriptings abound in art, music, literature and theater, but film is a particularly engaging medium for the wonder of fairy tales.  As early as the 1890s, fairy tales were adapted for films, but a revolution occurred in 1937 when Walt Disney produced the first animated feature fairy-tale film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In the decades that followed, writers, artists and directors continued to experiment with the genre.  This talk will take guests on a cinematic journey from Disney to Hitchcock to contemporary reinventions, from the familiar to the fantastically strange, and through space and time, as we investigate the immense power of the great fairy tale tradition. 

Dr. Gina M. Miele, a professor of Italian at Montclair State University, received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.  A scholar of Italian literature and folk and fairy tales, she has published in Italica, Marvels and Tales, Fabula, Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Teaching Fairy Tales and The Paterson Literary Review. She co-authored the activities manual of the textbook Parliamo Italiano! and is currently at work on an annotated translation of Luigi Capuana’s fairy tale collections.

This event is intended for adult audiences. 


Location: Holmdel
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