Harvard University’s Maria Tatar presents “The Big Bad Wolf Reconsidered: Predator and Prey in Fairy Tales Today.”
Professor Maria Tatar will track how fairy tales have been revived and reinvented over the past decades and how they have migrated into the mainstream of popular culture. Why is Red Riding Hood suddenly all the rage, and how has the story been refashioned to mirror our own fears and desires?
Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures. She chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in German Studies, Folklore, and Children’s Literature.