Please join us on March 4th at 1:30 pm in San Diego State University’s Scripps Cottage for
“Cinderella Today: Rewriting, Adapting and Translating a Classic Fairy Tale.”
The talk will begin with Dr. Joseph T. Thomas Jr., professor of children’s and young adult literature and director of the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, who will talk about the constitutive role that adaptation played from the very origins of Cinderella’s story. Next will be Dr. Audrey Coussy, professor of translation studies and literary translation at McGill University, will talk about her translation of Danielle Teller’s All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderalla’s Stepmother (2018), a contemporary and innovative rewriting of Cinderella (translation forthcoming in 2019, published by Denoël/Gallimard). Finally, Danielle Tell will discuss her book in dialogue with Dr. Coussy. This lecture focuses on translation as adaptation and adaptation as a kind of translation. Teller’s text reimagines the 17th century French fairy tale “Cinderella,” by Charles Perrault.
We hope to see you there!