The Grimm's Kinder-und Hausmärchen

5th December 2012

Brian will celebrate the 1812 publication of the Grimms' Kinder-und Hausmärchen, probably the single most important event in the history of folklore and storytelling. He will show us the rather curious beginnings of the project and the contested question of authenticity, before going on to consider the sometimes damaging results of the stories' translation and illustration.