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(Post) Fairy Tales and the Glass Coffin: Why Curriculum Studies, the Humanities and Literature Matters

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This paper presentation is about the importance of fairy tales such as the glass coffin. Here, the author argues that the male gaze freezes the Other. Can one survive in a glass coffin? No. The author suggests that the glass coffin is an image, symbol, metaphor that must be worked through psychically, otherwise psyche crumbles. Depth psychology is one route of working through getting out of the glass coffin. The argues that living in a glass coffin is like zombification. That is, to live as if one is dead—psychically, simply won’t do. But many people who are Othered, marginalized, feel this way. The humanities, literature and curriculum studies when focused upon literary commonplaces such as fairy tales might help us move through these impossibly anxious times. Is there such a moment we can call a post fairy tale age? Or not. Are fairy tales such as the glass coffin useful in building networks across curriculum?

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This paper presentation is about the importance of fairy tales such as the glass coffin. Here, the author argues that the male gaze freezes the Other. Can one survive in a glass coffin? No. The author suggests that the glass coffin is an image, symbol, metaphor that must be worked through psychically, otherwise psyche crumbles. Depth psychology is one route of working through getting out of the glass coffin. The argues that living in a glass coffin is like zombification. That is, to live as if one is dead—psychically, simply won’t do. But many people who are Othered, marginalized, feel this way. The humanities, literature and curriculum studies when focused upon literary commonplaces such as fairy tales might help us move through these impossibly anxious times. Is there such a moment we can call a post fairy tale age? Or not. Are fairy tales such as the glass coffin useful in building networks across curriculum?

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(Post) Fairy Tales and the Glass Coffin: Why Curriculum Studies, the Humanities and Literature Matters

Stream A: Curriculum Dialogues

This paper presentation is about the importance of fairy tales such as the glass coffin. Here, the author argues that the male gaze freezes the Other. Can one survive in a glass coffin? No. The author suggests that the glass coffin is an image, symbol, metaphor that must be worked through psychically, otherwise psyche crumbles. Depth psychology is one route of working through getting out of the glass coffin. The argues that living in a glass coffin is like zombification. That is, to live as if one is dead—psychically, simply won’t do. But many people who are Othered, marginalized, feel this way. The humanities, literature and curriculum studies when focused upon literary commonplaces such as fairy tales might help us move through these impossibly anxious times. Is there such a moment we can call a post fairy tale age? Or not. Are fairy tales such as the glass coffin useful in building networks across curriculum?