JoCo Cruise Interview #2: The Ethics of Storytelling with Patrick Rothfuss – Feminist Frequency

JoCo Cruise Interview #2: The Ethics of Storytelling with Patrick Rothfuss

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Carolyn Petit

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In the second of our JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks with fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss about the power of stories, from the ones we create around the table with friends when playing D&D to the ones projected on the big screen, and why professional storytellers have a responsibility to use their power for good. The conversation touches on their shared love for Moana and delves into the limitations of “strong female characters” and the pressure to simplify stories when adapting for film, and what can get lost in the process.

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