Profs & Pints: Happily Ever After?
Profs and Pints presents: Happily Ever After? a look at what fairy tales actually say about love, with Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, former instructors at The Ohio State University and co-founders of the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic.
Fairy tales have become almost synonymous with the idea of romantic love. Many people dream of true loves kiss, plan for a "fairy-tale wedding," or hope that someday their prince (or princess) will come. But what does love that tricky, powerful, and ultimately indescribable feeling really look like in these traditional stories? Are fairy tales as romantic as we are so frequently lead to believe they are? And what other kinds of love can fairy tales address?
In this talk, Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman former instructors at The Ohio State University and co-founders of the award-winning Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic will explore and complicate the various kinds of love depicted in the familiar tales so many of us grew up with.
Among the questions they will tackle: How sweet, really, is that kiss to awaken the princess in Sleeping Beauty? Is Beauty and the Beast about Stockholm Syndrome or does it teach us something useful about marriage? We always ask whether a princess could learn to love a frog but why should a frog love a (rather hateful) princess? What do the tales have to say about love between siblings, as in the tale of Little Brother and Little Sister, or among family members or even between friends?
Join Sara and Brittany as they discuss the power of love in fairy tales - even if its a different kind of love than we expect! (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|