Maleficent at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.

Maleficent at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.

Fairy tales are everywhere you look today. And they aren’t necessarily for children. In a new English translation of the first Brothers’ Grimm collection, Cinderella’s stepsisters slice off part of their feet to fit a golden slipper. And the evil queen in the Snow White story is her biological mother. Films and TV shows feature well-known stories with modern twists. And many new fairy tales are aimed at a mature teen audience. It seems we have come full circle. Fairy tales were once the realm of adults until Victorians began routinely publishing illustrated collections for the very young. Diane and her guests discuss the history of fairy tales and why they still resonate.

Guests

  • Maria Tatar professor, German Studies and of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University and editor of "The Annotated Brothers Grimm" and "The Annotated Peter Pan."
  • Ellen Kushner award-winning author of the novels "Thomas The Rhymer" and "Swordspoint."
  • Marina Warner professor, Department of Literature at Birkbeck College, London and author of "Once Upon A Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale."

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