Feminist Fairy Tales

Feminist Fairy Tales

13 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

As children, stories are told to us – about others, about ourselves, the people we might turn out to be and the opportunities that are open to us. But what happens when the stories don't fit? How does fiction hold up a mirror to the darker part of ourselves and our societies, and can it offer us another route out, into alternative ways to dream and resist? Intan Paramaditha is the author of Apple and Knife, a collection of feminist horror stories including subversive rewritings of well-known fairy tales and Indonesian myths. Clara Ng is known for her adult and children's fiction, including a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. They will appear alongside Kirsty Logan whose also writing also explores women, fairy tales and horror.

Contributors

  • Intan Paramaditha

    Speaker

    Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian fiction writer and academic based in Sydney, whose works focus on the intersection between gender and sexuality,...

  • Clara Ng

    Speaker

    Clara Ng, born in 1973, is known for both adult fiction and children's literature. After finishing her secondary education in Indonesia, Ng went to...

  • Kirsty Logan

    Speaker

    Kirsty Logan is the author of the novels The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, short story collections A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other...

  • Catherine Taylor

    Speaker

    Catherine Tayloris a freelance writer, critic and editor. She was deputy director of English PEN 2014-2016 and is a judge on the 2019 Republic of...

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