Maria Tatar on Fairy Tales and Fantasy: A Twitterscript

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:45 am

Maria Tatar on Fairy Tales and Fantasy: A Twitterscript

Fairy tale themes abound in television and movies right now. And they’re not just for children anymore. Via ISDN, Krista Tippett interviewed Maria Tatar, a scholar of the Brothers Grimm and other classic tales who chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. They discuss what these old stories work in us — and how we work through them on our fears and our hopes. I live-tweeted the gems of their conversation — and there were many — and hope you’ll share them with others.

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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