"We're afraid of the BIG BAD WOLF!": Imagining Identity Through 'Wolf Stories'
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Ins
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Last modified: March 12, 2007
Presentation date: 07/19/2007 10:10 AM in Coast Hotel Denman Room
To all the wolves of the world
for lending their good name
as a tangible symbol
for our darkness
Ed Young’s Dedication in Lon Po Po
The power of story and literature are employed, with the use of ‘the wolf’ as metaphor, in this exploration of identity, emotion and imagination. Through folklore and myth, as well as traditional and modern children’s literature, this session both provokes and invites participants to consider the potential of story to explore and affect identity in complex ways. Join us as we inquire, explore and play with story using various portrayals of the much maligned Canis Lupis, considering issues of identity, prejudice, power, imagery and imagination.