Blogs tagged "cinderella"

Teaching Classic Novels through Popular Adaptations: An Interview

Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis and Sean Connors
Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis* and Sean Connors** received an NEH grant for their Summer Institute for K-12 educators, “Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences.” What follows is a conversation between EDSITEment and Dr. Szwydyky-Davis and Dr. Connors about adapting literature for the classroom.Teachers are using popular adaptations to teach novels. Are there some really good ways of doing this?  And are there some approaches to avoid?Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Chasing Cinderella: A Fairytale

Any consideration of the story we call “Cinderella” for simplicity's sake must acknowledge that “Cinderella” has had a dizzying array of personae over hundreds of years, in many cultures. There is no one authoritative tale of “Cinderella,” only a hall of mirrors with a different face in each reflection. —Marie Rutkoski, Young Adult authorRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

Beyond Mirror Mirror, what is the appeal of fairytales for Generation Z?

Vasilisa the Beautiful at the Hut of Baba Yaga by Ivan BilibinRead More »