Preface to the Workshop “Re-Storying the World for Multispecies Survival: Fairy Tales, Art, Science”

Published: Oct 29, 2023
Synthesis Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies Comparative Literature re-storying stories multispecies survival multispecies narratives
Mayako Murai

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Author Biography
Mayako Murai, Kanagawa University

Mayako Murai is professor of English and comparative literature at Kanagawa University, Japan. She is the author of From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl: Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West (2015) and co-editor of Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale: Contemporary Adaptations across Cultures (2020), both published by Wayne State University Press. She curated the exhibitions Tomoko Konoike: Fur Story at Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University in 2018 and Storymakers in Contemporary Japanese Art at Japan Foundation Sydney Gallery in 2022. She is currently writing a book tentatively titled Re-Storying the World for Multispecies Survival: Fairy-Tale Animals in Contemporary Art and Picturebook Illustrations. She is a rooftop beekeeper in Tokyo.

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