Author Archives: Elisabeth Gruner

About Elisabeth Gruner

English professor, University of Richmond

“Speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival yesterday, Pullman read from his 2012 book of Grimm’s fairytales “for young and old” as he joked children should be exposed to stories, “the bloodthirstier the better”.  read the rest… Philip Pullman on fairy … Continue reading

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Maria Tatar on the female trickster

Many of our female tricksters—often new inflections of the ones we know from legends and fairy tales—have complemented their arsenals of verbal weapons with guns and steel. Little Red Riding Hood has been revisited again and again in recent years. The girl … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s “Instructions”

a video created by a YouTube user with images drawn from a variety of sources

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Race and Feminism in Disney films

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“Show and Tell”

This blog is designed to facilitate our weekly “show and tell” sessions. Each week a group of students will have something here to display and discuss in class. Please feel free to comment on these posts and to add your … Continue reading

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