The uses of fairy tales: enchanting ideologies and radical transformations

Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted, ranging from their exploitation for political purposes to Bettelheim’s orthodox and much-criticised Freudian approach – and how readers brush ideology aside to return to the stories again and again.

This is part of a series of free talks to accompany the exhibition From Rags to Witches: The grim tale of children’s stories.

For exhibition and event details please visit the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Book your tickets for this event at Lakeside Arts.

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