Through The Twisted Woods is a place where people can share ideas, perspectives, and new imaginings of folk narratives. This is a site for representing, but also disrupting, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, and fables. We hope to unite scholarship and art, because art is a form of critical thinking and scholarship is a creative project. We hope Through The Twisted Woods can become a hub for Folk Narrative.
We hope to push the boundaries of Folk and Fairy Tale narratives to include those tales that live on the fringes of the enchanted woods, the tales that are underrepresented and that push beyond the traditional. We hope to challenge, interrogate, question, and imagine new possibilities within Folk Narrative.
We hope to examine the power of disabling, queering, gender-swapping, ageing, and disrupting hegemonic whiteness and anglocentrism in Folk Narratives. Through scholarship, poetry, prose, and pedagogy, we will attend to the ways in which these stories shape our perceptions of our cultures and ourselves while also allowing us to imagine otherwise, inventing new ways of examining our world.