Monday, February 6, 2012

#GrimmLegacies: Live Tweets from the Grimm Legacies Symposium

I had no way of attending Grimm Legacies but I was still very interested in what was presented and discussed so have been itching to hear reports. 

Heidi Anne Heiner (of the SurLaLune blog & site) was both an attendee and presenter and is generously summarizing some of the conference in installments on her blog. She mentioned there was a Twitter hashtag (#GrimmLegacies) we could check and, since tweets tend to disappear very quickly into the ether, if not saved, I thought I would grab them all and put them here so they can always be referred to.

To catch you up on what was being discussed, I've started with a shortened version of the schedule, under which are the tweets. I've reordered the tweets so they read in normal reading order (ie. first tweet is at the top, last tweet is at the bottom) and included the times so you can check the tweet comments against whichever topic is being presented, in case it's not self-explanatory.

By the way, HERE are the names and faces of some fairy tale people you should be aware of/familiar with, who participated in the conference.


 Heidi Anne Heiner of Sur La Lune Fairy Tales
“Fairy Tales in a Digital Age - 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

The world has changed considerably since Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published their märchen 200 years ago. The past twenty years have especially seen a significant change in how fairy tales are disseminated to a worldwide audience. Come hear the history of SurLaLune Fairy Tales as well as the plans for its future as we strive to understand and share our rich folkloric past with current and future generations. From statistics to art to trolls, we'll also discuss the changing perceptions and visibility of beloved tales.

Jack Zipes, Keynote Speaker

 “Two Hundred Years after Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and their Tales in Germany” - 5:30 – 7:00 pm


Welcome by Maria Tatar
“Magical and Mythical: 200 Years of the Brothers Grimm” - 9:00 - 9:15 am

INTO THE WOODS - 9:15 - 11:15 am

Cara Zimmerman
“Henry Darger, Adolf Wolfli, and Tales of Violence in Outsider Art”

David Rice
“When the Forest Becomes the Woods: The Horror Effect in the Grimms; Hansel and Gretel and Beyond”

Megan Leroy
“Domestic Adaptations: Anne Sexton’s Transformations and the Grimms’ Tales”

UNDER THE KNIFE - 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Valerie Gribben
“Medicine and Märchen”

Ariane Mandell
“Empowered by Tears: Weeping in Grimm’s Fairy Tales”

Perri Klass
“Grimm and the Experts:  Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, and Pundits”

AMONG THE BEASTS - 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Ruth Lingford
“Animating the Grimms”

David Elmer
“The Metamorphosis of a Folktale: 'Beauty and the Beast' in Apuleius' Metamorphoses."

Jerry Griswold
“The Many Conclusions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’”


John Cech
“The Grimms, Sendak, and the Zeitgeist”

Michael Hearn
"Increasing the Happiness of Children:  George Cruikshank Illustrates the Brothers Grimm" 

Kate Bernheimer
"The Grimm Art of Fairy-Tale Editorship"

Claudia Schwabe
“Between Socialism and Snow White: GDR Fairy Tales”

Here's the theme and premise for the presentations:

Live Tweets from the Grimm Legacies Conference 
(A huge thank you to Linda J. Lee from all of us who couldn't attend for these!)

Interesting stuff! I wish I had been there just to take my own notes/tweet for you but I'm very grateful to Linda J. Lee in particular who made the effort through the conference to share with us all. Apparently Ms. Lee mentioned she was going to also put a summary on her Facebook page but I don't know which one that is. 
Hope the transcript is helpful to those interested! 
And one day maybe I'll make it to a conference myself - one of these years... :)
* All illustrations are from the illustration resource pages for the conference and most (if not all) can be found on SurLaLune.

1 comment:

  1. I would in no way be able to attend the symposium on fairy tales (I am posting this from Athens, Greece, and my only option would have been to wade across the Atlantic - being short of a pair of seven-leagued-boots, I had to stay put). As I am completing a phd on fairy tales, I have to thank you for at least giving an inkling of what was said. It would be ever so useful if I could in some way get access to the full texts. Any info on that? Keep well!

    Yanna P.