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Lewis C. Seifert on Fairy Tale as Error: Tahar Ben Jelloun Rewrites Charles Perrault
Lewis C. Seifert on Fairy Tale as Error: Tahar Ben Jelloun Rewrites Charles Perrault
WhenThursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesAcademics
Description

In his 2014 collection Mes contes de Perrault, acclaimed Franco-Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun rewrites 10 of Charles Perrault’s 11 fairy tales, setting them in a vaguely Arab and Muslim world. In this talk, Seifert considers what Ben Jelloun’s reworking of the fairy-tale form and his investment in Perrault more generally tell us about the encounter between France and the Maghreb. Ben Jelloun’s ambivalence toward the fairy-tale form, which parallels Perrault’s own approach, illuminates the complexities facing the postcolonial Francophone Maghrebi writer in our current moment. There will be a reception in CMU 204 after the lecture. Lewis C. Seifert is the Chair of French Studies at Brown University.

Linkfrenchitalian.washington.edu…
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