Harvardwood Presents Prof. Maria Tatar on Words, Weapons, & Beauty: Fairytale Heroines Then and Now
Harvardwood’s founding chapter is honored to welcome Harvard Professor Maria Tatar to Los Angeles for a special lecture and reception.
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7pm – 9:30pm
The District by Hannah An
8722 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Professor Tatar—whose teaching and research interests include folklore and children's literature—will deliver a talk about fairytales in the context of Hollywood storytelling. Professor Tatar will begin with Scheherazade and move on to trickster heroines in fairytales from times past, as well as their modern analogs. She will conclude with some thoughts on mother/daughter rivalry in the “Snow White” story, a tale better known in other cultures as “The Beautiful Girl.”
We are fortunate to have Prof. Tatar travel from Cambridge to visit us, and we invite all alumni in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to join us on the evening of Monday, April 30th to meet her! For many Harvard alumni, this will be a unique opportunity to feel like you're stepping back into Sever Hall or Barker Center!
- 7:00pm Doors Open for Pre-Reception
- 7:30pm Lecture + Q&A
- 8:30pm Post-Event Reception (cash bar)
Professor Maria Tatar
Professor Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures & Folklore and Mythology at Harvard. She is the author of many books, among them, Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, Secrets beyond the Door, and The Annotated African American Folktales. She is a frequent contributor to NPR and to The New York Times and other media outlets. At Harvard, she served as Dean for the Humanities from 2003-2006, and she is currently a Senior Fellow at the Society of Fellows. She received the 2018 NAACP Image Award for her work on African American Folktales and is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.