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Monday, April 19 • 01:00 - 01:50
Transforming the Castle: New Disabled Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales provide a template for much of our modern fantasy fiction, and for enduring constructions of disability that come loaded with stereotypes, harmful messaging, and a tendency toward tragedy. In this presentation, we will explore those tropes and how disabled and chronically ill writers have subverted and transformed them, with the help of texts like Amanda Leduc's Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space and stories and nonfiction from the Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue of Uncanny Magazine.

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Katharine Duckett

Katharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls "intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy." Her short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny, Apex, PseudoPod, and Interzone, as well as various anthologies... Read More →


Monday April 19, 2021 01:00 - 01:50 UTC
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