Spinning Stories: Wool Gathering, Fairy Tales, and Power

March 4th,2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Marcia Farrell, Ph.D.

Spinning thread has been intricately linked to storytelling for centuries, back to the
Norse Norns and Greek Fates. This lecture will explore the link between spinning
wool and power—particularly with regards to women—in stories, including
Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Tale of Habetrot. – Marcia Farrell, Ph.D.

Marcia Farrell, Ph.D.

Marcia K. Farrell, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Tulsa
in 2005. Before returning to Erie, she was a tenured professor of English at
Wilkes University, where she specialized in Post-colonial literature and the
development of the novel. Currently, she is the Membership Coordinator and
Editor of the Journal of Erie Studies at the Jefferson Educational Society