Storytelling and Anniversaries

Event Date June 8, 2012 – June 9, 2012

Location – Zen Room - CB403

Speakers

  • Professor Sioned Davies is Chair of Welsh and Head of School of Welsh at Cardiff University
  • Dr Simon Heywood, Storyteller, Lecture in Creative Writing in the Schools of Humanities at University of Derby
  • Darryl Jones, Head of English, Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Kristin Wardetzky, former Professor at the University of Arts in Berlin


Professor Sioned Davies is Chair of Welsh and Head of School of Welsh at Cardiff University and will launch the George Ewart Evans Symposium.
Her lecture is on early versions of the Mabinogion (late 19th and early 20th century), many of those written specifically for children, and include illustrations.
This will be to celebrate the birth of Charlotte Guest, the first English translator of the Mabinogion in her bicentenary year.

Dr Simon Heywood Storyteller, Lecture in Creative Writing in the Schools of Humanities at University of Derby will discuss the work of Charles Dickens.
In the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’s birth, Simon’s provocation talk will explore the work of Charles Dickens as a model and source for today’s storytellers
and the influences of folklore and oral storytelling on Dickens’s own writing.

Professor Darryl Davies Head of School of English, Trinity College, Dublin will present a talk on the Irish writer Bram Stoker, as 2012 is the centennial
of the famous gothic novelist’s death. He will explore the influence of Irish folk superstitions and of other Irish Gothic writers on Stoker’s work, as well
as the impact of Stoker, vampires and the Gothic on storytelling.

Professor Kristin Wardetzky was Professor at the University of Arts in Berlin from 1991 until 2007. Her talk will focus on the Grimm fairytales and speak about
our experiences with telling them at primary schools. This will surely make for an exciting and stimulating discussion in this 200th anniversary year of the publication
of Kinder- und Hausmärchen.

Booking Information

  • Lecture by Professor Sioned Davies Friday June 8th at 6.30pm FREE
  • Symposium on Saturday June 9th at 9.30 am £30 (full price) £20 (unwaged)

Contact

Contact Dawn Matthews dematthe@glam.ac.uk for further information or a booking form

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