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Saturday, June 29 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Fool in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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Today, the word "fool" is used as an insult to intelligence. Historically, the fool has had a rich and varied literary presence, manifesting not only as characters lacking intelligence or common sense, but also as characters of great wit whose jokes may or may not belie the depths of their emotion and intellect. By tracing their lineage back to Shakespearean fools both natural and artificial, we can gain greater insight into the personalities and purposes of modern fools.


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Robin Whittle

At LeakyCon 2012, Robin collaborated with her best friend, Maggie Brevig, on both a lecture about technology in magical fantasy worlds ("Sufficiently Advanced Technology") and a roundtable discussion of female teenaged action heroes ("Buffy, Korra, and Katniss: Action Girls in the Media"). She is currently working on a masters degree in literature.


Saturday June 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
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