Fairy God(s) Mother?

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Start time: 17:00

End time: 18:30

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The Virgin Mary and the Fairy Godmother in Western Fairy Tales by Paul Quinn

Event Information

As part of on-going research on the relationship between Christianity and the fairy tale, Paul Quinn will examine the role of the Virgin Mary, and Marian-like figures, in a range of Western fairy tales. Discussing work by figures including Charles Perrault, Catherine d’Aulnoy, the Brothers Grimm, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, the paper will question the use of the figure of the fairy godmother as a substitute for the Virgin Mary and will consider the degree to which the Virgin Mary is constructed as a type of fairy godmother in accounts of Marian apparitions.

Monday 13th May 2024, 5 p.m., AB 2.01 / online

Free and open to all. For access to the Teams link, please e-mail h.robbins@chi.ac.uk.

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Adult: 0

Child: n/a

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Organiser Details

Name: Heather Robbins

Telephone: 01243 816000

Email: h.robbins@chi.ac.uk

Website: https://www.sussexfolktalecentre.org/2024/04/23/fairy-gods-mother-the-virgin-mary-and-the-fairy-godmother-in-western-fairy-tales/

Venue Details

Address: University of Chichester or livestream, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE

Telephone: 01243 816000

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