Let's Be Frank Episode 23

A Fairytale Beginning Pt. 2

 with Dr. Abigail Fine

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Part Two of Dr. Franklin's conversation with Dr. Abigail Fine about Fairy tales; from their literary roots in 17th century France to how they are used in the modern world to lift up new voices and perspectives with fresh takes on classic tales.

This episode's guest...

Abigail Fine recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature from Queen Mary University of London. Her dissertation, ‘Fantastic Transformations: The Evolution of Fairy Godparents in British and American Adaptations of Cinderella, 1922-2021,’ focuses on the magical helper character in film and literary adaptations of Cinderella. Her research interests include fairy tale adaptations, fashion and costume studies, and children’s and Young Adult literature. She holds an MA in History from The College of William and Mary, and an MA in English Literature from Georgetown University