Fairy Tales Re-imagined

Published:  February 15, 2011
Fairy Tales Re-imagined

The creator of television’s popular serial killer Dexter Morgan, Jeff Lindsay, will visit Australia next month when the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) presents Fairy Tales Re-imagined, a two-day symposium that will explore how traditional fairy tales are being reworked by visual artists, filmmakers and popular culture.

The symposium, which is open to the public, is a two-day event discussing fairy tales from an adult perspective, outside the realm of childhood fiction. Sessions will explore why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain, fascinate and horrify adult audiences, referencing such tales as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Bluebeard and Hansel and Gretel.

By studying the original stories written many hundreds of years ago, the symposium will evaluate how and why they remain a reference tool across creative forms such as television, film, advertising, photography and visual art and throughout popular culture.


Jeff Lindsay

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