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Saturday, May 16 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SF&F&F: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Folklore

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From the moment when Mary Shelley gave her novel Frankenstein the subtitle The Modern Prometheus to the present day, speculative fiction has often had roots in folklore. What exactly that means, though, depends on the story. This presentation will consider the various effects that come from borrowing the plots, structure, style, and motifs of different types of folklore.

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Marie Brennan

Writer
Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She most recently misapplied her professors' hard work to Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of... Read More →


Saturday May 16, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Porthos Stream

Attendees (311)