Susan Bye S.Bye at latrobe.edu.au
Tue Feb 15 08:54:49 CST 2011

SYMPOSIUM at ACMI: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Federation Square Melbourne)

>From Werewolf to Forbidden Room
This two-day symposium will explore how traditional fairy tales are being reworked by visual artists, filmmakers and popular culture.

Join cultural commentators, psychologists and artists as they explore why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain, fascinate and horrify adult audiences.

Thu 10 March 2011 - Fri 11 March 2011
Cinema 2
9am to 4pm

Two days: full $40 / concession $30 / member $25
Single day: full $25 / concession $20 / member $15
Free for tertiary students and lecturers as group bookings of 6 or more

Bookings essential as places are limited. Call (03) 8663 2583, email or book online.
For more information please email fairytalesreimagined at acmi.net.au<mailto:fairytalesreimagined at acmi.net.au>

Thu 10 March 2011 - Fri 11 March 2011

Thursday 10 March

9am - 9.30am Registration

9.30am - 10.45am Re-enchantment- The hidden world of fairy tales for adults

Re-enchantment is an interactive multi-platform documentary project exploring why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain, fascinate and horrify contemporary adult audiences. It combines rich content with state of the art animation design and is immersive, interactive, community building and delivered as a multi-platform experience including on-line, television and radio. Writer and Director, Sarah Gibson and Producer, Sue Maslin take us on a guided tour of Re-enchantment- a world

where fairy tales are re-imagined for adults.

Speakers: Sue Maslin and Sarah Gibson

11am – 1pm Woman and Wolf- the Inspiration of Red Riding Hood

For over 700 hundred years, the tale Red Riding Hood has been retold and re-imagined. With a resurgence of popularity in the 20th Century and a soon to be released feature length version, this panel explores interpretations of this classic story and contemporary rethinking about the relationship between woman and wolf.


Girl Meets Beast; the power of the pelt - Dr Kimberley Pearce

The girlie werewolf – Jazmina Cininas

Eroticism of being devoured - Prof Barbara Creed

Chair: Dr Terrie Waddell

2pm – 4pm If the Shoe Fits- Interpreting Cinderella

Fairy tale heroines aren’t what they used to be or are they? Why is Cinderella the most popular fairy tale today? Is Cinderella keeping the princess fantasy alive? Are makeover shows the fairy godmothers of today? Is Cinderella’s slipper impossible to wear? The panel approaches these questions from the perspectives of cultural study, psychology and shoe design.


The Princess and Makeover Culture: Dr Meredith Jones

The Shadow of the Slipper: Sarah Gibson

Sex, Shoes and Cinderella: Prof Peter McNeil

Chair: Dr Esther Milne

Friday 11 March

9.30am- 10.45 am Old Tales New Platforms: The Creation of Re-enchantment

Join the creators of Re-enchantment, writer and director, Sarah Gibson, producer, Sue Maslin and digital animator, Rose Draper with chair, Assoc Prof Norie Neumark as they take us through a behind the scenes presentation of how this beautiful and complex production came together.

Speakers: Sue Maslin, Sarah Gibson and Rose Draper

Chair: Assoc Prof Norie Neumark

11am – 1pm Working Creatively with Fairy Tales

Traditional fairy tales have a hold on our personal and cultural imaginations. Their symbols and motifs have fascinated writers, artists, filmmakers and popular culture. Panelists examine the symbolic language of fairy tales that inspires, enchants, entertains and fascinates.


The Curse of the Witch - Joy Norton

Advertising People are Cultural Thieves – Adam Hunt

Hairy Pictures and Narratives - Dr Meredith Jones & Suzanne Boccalatte

Chair: Dr Constantine Verevis

2pm- 4pm The Forbidden Room: from Bluebeard to CSI

The story of the serial wife killer Bluebeard and the motif of a forbidden room continue to appear in literature, cinema and television. This panel will discuss contemporary re-workings of this darker fairy tale theme.


Death as Entertainment- Prof Cathy Cole

The Forbidden Room in Cinema Narratives – Dr Terrie Waddell

Chair: Dr Rebecca Do Rozario


Dark Tales, Serial Archetypes

Jeff Lindsay in conversation with Prof Sue Turnbull

Cinema 2

Friday 11 March, 5pm – 6.30pm

Symposium rate - $5

Full - $20

Fairytale archetypes have appeared in many incarnations over the centuries, but a recent and popular disguise is a sociopathic serial killer who inhabits prime time TV in many homes across the world.

Join Jeff Lindsay, author and creator of our favourite serial killer, “Dexter”, as he explores the renaissance ofmacabre fairytales in popular culture in conversation with Professor Sue Turnbull. Lindsay and Turnbull will pick up on many of the themes that have coursed through the symposium in a fascinatingly insightful discussion on the development of fairy tale motifs in popular culture.

This talk will be followed by a short Q&A, and a book signing at the ACMI Store.

Bookings essential as places are limited. Call (03) 8663 2583.

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