DSC discusses the secret language of fairy tales and children's rhymes

ST. GEORGE – After a two-week hiatus, Dixie State College’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” forum series returns on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 12 noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSC students, and faculty and staff.

The Forum will feature DSC Professor Ace Pilkington and his wife Olga Pilkington discussing “The Secret Language of Fairy Tales and Children’s Rhymes: Addressing Taboos with Folklore.” Professor Pilkington is an internationally-recognized Shakespearean scholar and published author, who is well known on campus for his courses on Shakespeare, mythology, science fiction, and Western civilization. He is also Literary Seminary Director at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City.

Professor Pilkington’s wife, Olga, a native of Siberia, is an author in her own right who has published numerous articles on Shakespeare in both Russian and English. The couple has collaborated on many projects, including the book Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs.

The Dixie Forum will continue each Tuesday through the rest of the fall semester. The next forum will be held on Nov. 30, featuring DSC students presenting research work compiled throughout the semester. The fall semester slated of Forums will conclude Dec. 7, with a presentation by BYU film curator Jim D’Arc.
For further information on DSC’s Dixie Forum series, please contact Terre Burton at 435-652-7812 or at [email protected], or Marius van der Merwe at 435-652-7924 or at [email protected].

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