How to write a fairy tale?
Social and cultural anthropology
Fairy-tales have always attracted people of all ages. They entertain, bring up, teach us what the good and evil are, and help us form our national identity.

Every nation has its own fairy-tales, all of them are unique. But perhaps there are some features typical of every of them. What unites and what differentiates them?
Getting to know each other's fairy tales
During this project we are going to find the answers to this question. We will try to understand what is universal in this piece of folklore for all peoples and what stands out and makes us belong to one nation or another.
Conceptual framework of a similar project
We are going to use the structural method for the analysis, find the constants and the variables.

And, as a bonus, we will try to write a fairy-tale, which might be typical of every nation (but only after the research!).

Daria Nikitina

Yelets, Russia
Daria is a teacher of English and German. She has been into it for 12 years. For the time being, she teaches professional English to future diplomats. She took part in several IRSs as a tutor of social anthropology project and a co-tutor of animation project. She loves listening to good music. From time to time she works as an interpreter at different interesting events. Daria will be happy to see all of you this time!

Marina Kozyreva

Moscow, Russia
Marina participated in IRS in 2015 when she was in high school. She took part in Daria's project and studied the motifs in fairytales around the globe. Now, holding a BA degree in geography and a MA degree in sociology, she's thrilled to be back on the IRS team as a co-tutor in Daria's new project. Marina is very keen on traveling and is able to look at the world through a professional lens as a geographer. She's extremely excited to get to know IRS-2022 participants and welcomes everyone on the project.
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