On June 1st, I'm giving a paper entitled 'Why Studying Fairy Tale is Awesome' as part of the English Lit. seminar series. It'll be on at midday in the ECPS library, level 7, Menzies Building, Clayton campus. Please do come along if you're interested in fairy tales - everyone is most welcome.
I'll be talking a bit about the field of fairy tale scholarship and the changes that are taking place in the field, including the impact of research into popular novels, comics and television, and then I'll give everyone a rundown of my own research. It'll be a little like those school presentations, 'what I did on holiday,' except I'll be talking about what I've been up to on research leave!
I was in two minds about the title - did it sound like I was trying to be 'too cool,' which can be incredibly painful? However, a random poll of my students reassured me that studying fairy tale is awesome and it should be stated.