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Evenings at Chen Hall features Dr. Jim Davidheiser

Prof. James C. Davidheiser

On Oct. 18, 2012 Prof. James C. Davidheiser spoke at Evenings at Clement Chen Hall, a monthly gathering of faculty, staff and students at the home of the Vice Chancellor. His topic, "How a Professor Came to Highly Value the Brothers Grimm and their Fairy Tales," covered the history and meaning of fairy tales as well as the astounding achievements of the Grimm Brothers and their effects on German history and culture. To set the scene Prof. Davidheiser opened with a lively telling of the famous tale, "Rumpelstiltskin." Each fall Davidheiser teaches "The Literature and Culture of Fairy Tales" in English and will be teaching  a fairy tale course in German on the 300-level in the spring, 2013. Davidheiser's book for the course, Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm, his second on fairy tales, was published in 2011.