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"Once upon a Puppet: Pinocchio and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Culture"

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The first part of the talk will be about the context in which Pinocchio was written, while the second part will compare Collodi’s masterpiece with fairy tales of the Western tradition and will discuss adaptations of Pinocchio in the English-speaking world.

Laura Tosi is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. Her research spans the areas of Early Modern Drama and Children’s Literature. She has recently edited, with S. Bassi, the volume Visions of Venice in Shakespeare (Ashgate, 2011), and, with A. Petrina, Representations of Elizabeth in Early Modern Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). She has written a book on the history of the literary fairy tale in England (2007) and has edited, with A. Petrina, a history of British Children’s Literature, Dall’ABC a Harry Potter (2011).

This talk is part of the Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge series.

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