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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of over fifty folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives, translated into English with commentaries by thirty- eight prominent contemporary scholars of Jewish folklore.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814342091

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of a Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

On Jewish Folklore

Raphael Patai

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

Tales in Context

Sefer ha-ma'asim in Medieval Northern France

Rella Kushelevsky
With a historical epilogue by Elisheva Baumgarten

A folkloric research project on Sefer ha-ma’asim.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342718
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342725

The Pleasures of Metamorphosis

Japanese and English Fairy Tale Transformations of "The Little Mermaid"

Lucy Fraser

Analysis of the mermaid in Japanese and English fairy tales through the framework of pleasure.

Paperback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342442
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342459

Relief after Hardship

The Ottoman Turkish Model for The Thousand and One Days

Ulrich Marzolph

Contributes to the history of Middle Eastern narrative lore and its impact on Western tradition.

Hardback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342770
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342763

Nuala

A Fable

Kimmy Beach

A giant adolescent puppet becomes self-aware in a dystopian world of love and treachery.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122961

Imagining the Supernatural North

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, Danielle Marie Cudmore & Stefan Donecker, Editors

Wide-ranging look at mysterious and misunderstood aspects of Northern regions from antiquity to present day.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9781772122671

Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Christine A. Jones

Mother Goose Refigured presents annotated translations of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tales that attend to the irony and ambiguity in the original French and provide a fresh take on heroines and heroes that have become household names in North America.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338926
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338933

Cinderella across Cultures

New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, Monika Wozniak

Examines the tale of Cinderella as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

Translated by Nancy L. Canepa
Illustrated by Carmelo Lettere
Foreword by Jack Zipes

The first unabridged English translation taken directly from Basile’s monumental Lo cunto de li cunti (1634–1636), this edition is fully annotated and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography.

Hardback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342572

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

Mayako Murai

Brings contemporary Japanese literary and artistic fairy-tale adaptations into conversation with Euro-American feminist fairy-tale re-creation and scholarship.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339497
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339503
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Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws

Fairy-Tale Beasts

Edited by Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones
Illustrated by Lina Kusaite

A richly illustrated collection of evocative animal stories that offers young adult and adult readers a new vision of the fairy-tale past.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340691
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340707

Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews

Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered

Edited by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald

A state-of-the-art contribution to the scholarly discussion of historical, and especially ancient, Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340479
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340486
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Erotic Infidelities

Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

Kimberly J. Lau

Explores the peculiar enchantments at the heart of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Carter’s commitment to imagining unforeseen possibilities for heterosexual love and desire.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339336
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339343

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Ann Schmiesing

A pioneering look at portrayals of disability, deformity, and disease in the Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales within a sociohistorical framework and from a disability studies perspective.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338414
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338421

Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850-1950

Yosef Tobi and Tsivia Tobi

Traces the development of an ethnic literature in the vernacular language of Judeo-Arabic in Tunisia between 1850 and 1950.

Hardback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814328712
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814340462

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