Fairy Tale Afterlives: Cinderella

- , 10.30 - 17.00
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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
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  • From £157 – £185
    Concessions available

Re-discover this enchanting tale from childhood, and all its many versions throughout history.

Are you a fan of Disney’s glittering animation? Or, do you prefer the original ancient Greek telling, or Grimm’s macabre interpretation? Maybe Jennifer Coolidge’s iconic performance in the 2004 comedy film adaptation is your choice?

On this two-day study course, you will examine the Cinderella story and other fairy tales, as they’ve been told throughout time and have the opportunity to reimagine it yourself. You’ll also get a special, up-close show and tell of enchanting illustrated books from our collection.

Read the full course outline (PDF).

This course will run across two dates:

  • Saturday 28 October, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Sunday 29 October, 10.30 – 17.00

Previous experience

None required. A willingness to participate in group discussion will help you get the most from this course.


Michelle Anya Anjirbag is an academic researcher in the fields of fairy tale and folklore, children’s literature and media, and adaptation studies. Her research interests include adaptation, fairy tales and folklore, Disney, magical libraries, the intersection of literature, media, and culture, representations of gender and age, and cross-period approaches to narrative transmission across cultures and societies. She earned her doctorate at the University of Cambridge before joining the University of Antwerp as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research focuses on questions of representation in adaptations of fairytale and folklore in fantasy media and other speculative fiction, and has appeared in a variety of journals and edited collections.


When: - , 10.30 - 17.00
Price: From £157 – £185
Concessions available
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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