Märchen as Memoir: the Return of the German Fairy Tale in the 20th and 21st centuries

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
williamcrooke@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers on the enduring legacy and plasticity of the German fairy tale. From the Tin Drum through the poetic journalism of Peter Schneider and on to Lola rennt, the Märchen continually reemerges from the past as metaphor, model, clue and whetting stone for the production of new critical and social thought and the creation of new post(?)-modern narratives through which we tell ourselves the story of our present and possible future. The panel particularly welcomes projects that reveal the hybridity and follow interdisciplinary threads of the Fairy Tale as it emerges in art, politics and contemporary culture.

Abstracts: 250 words to Dr. William Crooke (williamcrooke@gmail.com), accompanied by 2-page CV, by May 31, 2012.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond