The Brothers Grimm regarded their tales, many of which are violent and disturbing, as character-building. Others see them as dangerous and harmful; it was even argued that they fuelled Nazism. This two day multi-disciplinary conference brings together a wealth of expertise to consider the value of storytelling, and in particular whether the reworking of traditional tales by the Brothers Grimm and others can be a force for good. The conference will explore issues including psychotherapy and child abuse, and the impact of storytelling through literature, cinema, theatre, and music.
Speakers confirmed to date Nick Bicât, composer Mary Leay, musician Karen Lury, Professor of Film and Television Studies, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow Edmund Newell, Principal, Cumberland Lodge Philip Ridley, writer and film-maker Jeany Spark, actress (subject to availability) Tim Supple, theatre director Maria Tatar, John L. Loeb Professor of Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University Judith Trowell, child and adolescent psychiatrist; Co-founder, Young Minds Salley Vickers, novelist
There are two ways to register and pay for Telling Grimm Tales: by direct registration (payment by PayPal or by credit card via our PayPal system), or by requesting an invoice. Cumberland Lodge also offers a limited number of student bursaries for each of its Programme events - find out more here.
The standard (single occupancy) rate is £150, the double occupancy rate is £100 per person and the student rate (shared occupancy) £65. Both rates include all meals and accommodation. There is also a non-residential rate of £45 which includes meals but not accommodation. All enquiries should be directed to Janis Reeves.
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