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Fairy tale retellings for the modern world

— Sarena Ulibarri; Reese Hogan; Charlotte Honigman; Wendy Nikel; and Lissa Sloan

Paper given 1 August 2021 at Mythcon 51 Session 10

Fairy tales have timeless appeal for both audiences and creators, especially when they’re updated in a way that speaks to modern sensibilities or are mashed up with another genre to create something familiar yet fresh. Several authors will discuss what’s behind the impulse to retell fairy tales, as well as the challenges of transferring a traditional tale into a nontraditional setting, such as a steampunk world or a different historical setting.

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date recorded 📅2022-01-23
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