Fairy Tales Re-imagined From Werewolf to Forbidden Room

Image courtesy of Inside Out Productions
Image courtesy of Inside Out Productions
This two-day symposium will explore how traditional fairy tales are being reworked by visual artists, filmmakers and popular culture.

Join cultural commentators, psychologists and artists as they explore the world of fairy tales.

See details of our accompanying teacher development program and Jeff Lindsay in Conversation event.

Thursday 10 March 2011

9-9.30am > Registration

9.30 - 10.45am > Re-enchantment: The hidden world of fairy tales for adults
Re-enchantment is an interactive multi-platform documentary project exploring why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain, fascinate and horrify adult audiences. Writer and director, Sarah Gibson and producer, Sue Maslin take us on a guided tour of this immersive project, examining the rich content in this unique project of reevaluating fairytales.

11am - 1pm > Woman and Wolf - the Inspiration of Red Riding Hood
For over 700 hundred years, the tale Red Riding Hood has been retold and re-imagined. With a resurgence of popularity in the 20th Century and a soon-to-be-released feature length version, this panel explores interpretations of this classic story and contemporary rethinking about the relationship between woman and wolf. 

Dr Kimberley Pearce - Girl Meets Beast: the Power of the Pelt
Jazmina Cininas - The Girlie Werewolf
Professor Barbara Creed - The Eroticism of Being Devoured
Chaired by Dr Terrie Waddell

2pm - 4pm > If the Shoe Fits: Interpreting Cinderella
Fairy tale heroines aren't what they used to be.Or are they? Why is Cinderella the most popular fairy tale today? Is Cinderella keeping the princess fantasy alive? Are makeover shows the fairy godmothers of today? Is Cinderella's slipper impossible to wear? The panel approach these questions from the perspectives of cultural study, psychology and shoe design.

Dr Meredith Jones - The Princess and Makeover Culture
Sarah Gibson - The Shadow of the Slipper
Professor Peter McNeil - The Horror of Heavy Feet: or Why Cinderella Must Have Her Light Shoe
Chaired by Dr Constantine Verevis 

Friday 11 March 2011

9.30am - 10.45am Old Tales, New Platforms: The Creation of Re-enchantment

Join the creators of Re-enchantment, writer/director Sarah Gibson, producer Sue Maslin, and digital animator Rose Draper, along with chair Professor Norie Neumark as they take us through a behind-the-scenes presentation of how this beautiful and complex production came together.

11am - 1pm > Working Creatively with Fairy Tales
Traditional fairy tales have a hold on our personal and cultural imaginations. Their symbols and motifs have fascinated writers, artists, filmmakers and popular culture. Panellists examine the symbolic language of fairy tales that inspires, enchants, entertains and fascinates.

Joy Norton - The Curse of the Witch
Adam Hunt - Advertising People are Cultural Thieves
Dr Meredith Jones and Suzanne Boccalatte - Hairy Pictures and Narratives
Chaired by Dr Esther Milne

2pm - 4pm > The Forbidden Room: From Bluebeard to CSI 
The story of the serial wife killer Bluebeard and the motif of a forbidden room continue to appear in literature, cinema and television. This panel will discuss contemporary reworkings of this darker fairy tale theme.

Dr Cathy Cole - Death as Entertainment
Dr Terrie Waddell - The Forbidden Room in Cinema Narratives
Dr Rebecca Do Rozario - The Bloody Business of Fairy Tale
Chaired by Thomas Caldwell

Two days: Full $40 Concession $30 ACMI Member $25
Single day: Full $25 Concession $20 ACMI Member $15
Free for tertiary students and lecturers (groups of 6 or more)

For tertiary student and lecturer group bookings, please call Screen Events on 8663 2402

Download the Fairy Tales Re-imagined Symposium Program [PDF 433Kb]

Please note: The Symposium is SOLD OUT
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