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Lecture Explores Gender and Ethnic Imagery in Fairy Tales

Published on October 28, 2013

Ann Tlusty, professor of history and associate dean of faculty for Bucknell University’s College of Arts and Humanities, will present the lecture “Witches and Other Cannibals: Fairy Tales and History” at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall at Susquehanna University.Witches and Cannibals The lecture will examine gender and ethnic imagery in medieval and early-modern fairy tales. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Department of English and Creative Writing, the event is free and open to the public.

Tlusty earned a doctorate degree in history from the University of Maryland and focuses her teaching on Early Modern Europe, and gender and culture. Some of her most current research focuses on weapons and masculinity in early-modern Germany, language and history, drinking culture and the politics of alcohol in early-modern Germany. She is the author of six books “Augsburg During the Reformation Era: An Anthology of Sources” (2012), “The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany: Civic Duty and the Right of Arms” (2011), “Public Drinking in the Early Modern World: Voices from the Tavern, 1500–1800” (2011), “Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany” (2005), “The World of the Tavern: The Public House in Early Modern Europe” (2002), and the German-titled “Ehrkonzepte in der Frühen Neuzeit: Identitäten und Abgrenzungen” (1998).

The lecture is part of a semester-long series on fairy tales called “Happily Ever After … .” The series, which includes public viewings of the movies “Brave” and “Red Riding Hood,” asks participants to investigate the social, cultural and literary impact of fairy tales.

For more information, contact Karol K. Weaver, associate professor of history and director of the Women’s Studies Program, at weaverk@susqu.edu or 570-372-4193.

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