Difficult Fairies (Ongoing Exhibition)

Friday, December 16, 2022 8am to 4pm

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Once upon a time, fairies walked among us...

In some of the greatest works of English literature, fairies seduced, tricked, and ruled. They existed in the forgotten spaces, over which human society had no authority. Because of their inherent otherness, these creatures of myth became a useful device for English storytellers. Fairies could flaunt every rule, break every law without censure, because despite their human appearance, they were beings of another world. Human incorporated fairies into their stories as otherworldly characters leading to the creation of a vibrant collection of fairy literature.

Focusing on three historical periods (Tudor, Victorian, and Contemporary), the works displayed in this exhibition highlight how fairies either challenged or supported the gendered behavior of their period. Each of these works asks the question: what is the relationship between gender and other?

This exhiibition will be on display in the library's Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Gallery from August 29 - December 16. Gallery hours are listed on the William H. Hannon Library website.

About the William H. Hannon Library:

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. More information can be found at http://library.lmu.edu

For more information about this event, contact the Outreach and Engagement team at the William H. Hannon library via email at library.outreach@lmu.edu or call 310-338-5234.

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