On March 23rd, Dr. Sophie Raynard Leroy presented an introduction to the lives and work of the French women writers of fairy tales who were an integral component of the fairy tale vogue in 1690’s France. Associate Professor of French and Director of Graduate Studies in Stony Brook University’s Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Dr. Leroy is the author of several articles on seventeenth-century French novels and fairy tales, as well as a monograph entitled, La Seconde Préciosité. Floraison des conteuses de 1690 à 1756. (Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002). She is also the editor and translator of The Teller’s Tale: Lives of the Classic Fairy-Tale Writers (SUNY Press, 2012).
Her talk provoked a rich discussion of the implications of these fairy tales for the study of women’s writing and experiences in early modern France, as well as the legacy that these tales have in contemporary culture.
Please join us for the final event in the University Libraries’ Women’s History Month Colloquium Series, when Dr. Kristina Lucenko will present, “I’m ‘Wife’! Stop there”: Mary Carleton’s “Uncivil” Union. This event will take place on March 30th at 1:00 in the Center for Scholarly Communication (on the 2nd floor of the Central Reading Room, Melville Library). Register here