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Literature Week 2015

In May 2015 the British Academy explored the fantastical and the magical with a week on fairy tales and folk tales, literary genres which transcend cultural, historical and national boundaries. What are these tales, where do they come from and why do they continue to have such imaginative power? How have these stories been interpreted and translated across different mediums, languages, and generations? What is the future of fairy tales? Authors, academics, writers, social commentators and cultural figures explored some of the oldest genres in literature and to understand why, in a modern world, we are still so captivated by the chance to escape to ‘other worlds’...

Find out more about British Academy Literature Week.

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