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3732. The Heroine's Journey
You know all about the classic heroﾒs journeyﾗnow learn about the heroineﾒs! Weﾒll chart the heroineﾒs journey step-by-step from ancient myths to modern reimaginings like Coraline and The Force Awakens. Rather than a sword, the questing heroine wields magic slippers, a mirror, a chalice. Only after she has defeated her dark side, the wicked witch, can she grow into a bestower of wisdom in this beloved pattern favored by fantasy readers and writers. Like the heroﾒs journey, this pattern is useful for those who enjoy reading and analyzing literature, and also those who want to write it, especially fantasy and coming of age stories. Today the heroine is gaining power as big budget films like the Narnia and The Hunger Games series fill the screens. Itﾒs an important reminder that fantasy is not just for boys.
Valerie Estelle Frankel
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, New Orleans
Tech: projector, Microphone