This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Gender, Sexuality, and the Fairy Tale Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0271 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Materials for this program Further Reading Resize text Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman Fairy tales have a reputation for being conventional, and many of the most famous fairy tales appear, on the surface at least, to be just that. Tales like Cinderella and Snow White famously end with dazzlingly beautiful girls marrying princes, and others, like Jack and the Beanstalk, reward boys for their bravery and brashness with wealth and power. However, beginning as early as the 1970s, feminist fairy-tale scholars have pointed out tales and readings that complicate those conventions, and now researchers and writers are expanding on these beginnings to explore fairy tales’ queer possibilities. Once used to mean strange or eccentric, later wielded as a slur against homosexuality, and eventually reclaimed by activists and scholars, the word “queer” can simply mean different than expected. Folklorists Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman share some very old and very unconventional fairy tales and discuss modern LGBTQ+ twists on old tales and traditions. From a little-known 12th-century (and possibly even older) version of Snow White to literary fairy tales being written now, learn how fairy tales can be surprisingly inclusive and wonderfully disruptive to our expectations. Cleto and Warman are former instructors of folklore and literature at Ohio State University and cofounders of the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic. General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.