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Marvels & Tales

Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

Edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Anne E. Duggan

Subjects: Children's Literature, Fairy-Tale Studies, Folklore

Published two times per year
ISSN 1521-4281
E-ISSN 1536-1802

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Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.

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Marvels & Tales Volume 31, Number 1 (Spring 2017)
Special Issue: Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television
Guest Editors Jill Terry Rudy and Pauline Greenhill

Introduction: Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television
Jill Terry Rudy and Pauline Greenhill

The Fairy Tale Police Department: Hybridity, the Transnational Television Fairy Tale, and Cultural Forms
Elizabeth Bullen and Naarah Sawers

Monstrous Modernity on French Television: La brigade des maléfices
Anne E. Duggan

Identifying Impressions of Baba Yaga: Navigating the Uses of Attachment and Wonder on Soviet and American Television
Megan Armknecht, Jill Terry Rudy, and Sibelan Forrester

The Legacy of DEFA's Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella in Post-Wall Germany: Tracing the Popularity of a Binational Fairy-Tale Film on Television
Claudia Schwabe

Chasing Calimero: A Transcultural Television History of the Character and Brand from 1963 to 2014
Kirstian Lezubski

"I Am Not a Fairy Tale": Indigenous Storytelling on Canadian Television
Joanna Hearne

Texts & Translations

Report: Bearer-Beings and Stories in Transit/Storie in Transito
Marina Warner


Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws: Fairy-Tale Beasts (Ed. Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones)
Anelise Farris

The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales (Ed. Maria Tatar)
Mary Sellers

Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives (Ed. Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, Kendra Magnus-Johnston)
Kathryn M. Anderson-Holmes

The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature: Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman (Ed. Joseph Abbruscato and Tanya Jones)
Kim Snowden

Scheherazade's Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights (Ed. Philip F. Kennedy and Marina Warner)
Amy Carlson

Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination (Jan Beveridge)
Alexandra Haynes

Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber (Kimberly J. Lau)
Rona May-Ron

Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Retelling the Tale (Veronica L. Schanoes)
Geneva Harline

Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder (Cristina Bacchilega)
Veronica L. Schanoes

From Fairy Tale to Screenplay: Working with Plot Genotypes (Terrance Patrick Murphy)
Kylie Schroeder

Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic from Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance (Ruth B. Bottigheimer)
Bethany Hanks

The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower (Kate Forsyth)
Melissa Mullins

Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians (Molly Clark Hillard)
Shannon Branfield

Trolls: An Unnatural History (John Lindow)
Psyche Z. Ready

Wonderlands: The Last Romances of William Morris (Phillipa Bennett)
Caroline Webb

To find out when the next issue will be available, see the Journals Publication Schedule.

Marvels & Tales Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall 2017)

Peasantry in Palestinian Folktales: Sites of Memory, Homeland, and Collectivity
Farah Aboubakr

Women and Slaves: Gender Politics in the Arabian Nights
Tarek Shamma

American Aladdins and Sinbads: A Critical Bibliographic Examination of the Arabian Nights for Antebellum Nationhood
Rasoul Aliakbari

Surgical Humanization in H. C. Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”
Lori Yamato

“A Different Logic”: Animals, Transformation, and Rationality in Angela Carter’s “The Tiger’s Bride”
Caroline Webb and Helen Hopcroft

Translating Russian Folklore into Soviet Fantasy in Arkadi and Boris Strugatski’s Monday Begins on Saturday and Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless
Katherine Magyarody

Cinderella in Chinatown: Seeking Identity and Cultural Values in Year of the Fish
Xiaoqing Qiu

Vigilante Feminism: Revising Trauma, Abduction, and Assault in American Fairy-Tale Revisions
Laura Mattoon D’Amore


The Latin American Story Finder: A Guide to 470 Tales from Mexico, Central America, and South America, Listing Subjects and Sources (Sharon Barcan Elswit)
John Bierhorst

The Princess and the Goblin and Other Fairy Tales (George MacDonald; Ed. Shelley King and John B. Pierce)
Sara Cleto

Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Illus. Natalie Frank; Ed. Karen Marta)
Kirsten Rae Simonsen

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World, 2nd ed. (Ed. Anne E. Duggan and Donald Haase, with Helen J. Callow)
Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo

The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Selected Writings of Andrew Lang (Ed. Andrew Teverson, Alexandra Warwick, and Leigh Wilson)
Mary Sellers

Fairy Tales in Popular Culture (Ed. Martin Hallett and Barbara Karasek)
Brittany Warman

New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales (Ed. Christa C. Jones and Claudia Schwabe)
Theodora Goss

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl: Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West (Mayako Murai)
Rose Williamson

The Irish Fairy Tale: A Narrative Tradition from the Middle Ages to Yeats and Stephens (Vito Carrassi; Trans. Kevin Wren)
Deanna Allred

Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime (Yoshiko Okuyama)
Micheline M. Soong

The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films (Qinna Shen)
Julie Koehler

Preserving the Magic Spell: Basile’s “The Tale of Tales” and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition (Armando Maggi)
Bethany Hanks

Seven Miles of Steel Thistles: Reflections on Fairy Tales (Katherine Langrish)
Abigail Heiniger

Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature (Miranda Griffin)
Jack Zipes

Critical Exchanges


Index to Volume 31 (2017)

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31.1: Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television

30.1: Special Issue: Rooted in Wonder

29.1: Special Issue: Queer(ing) Fairy Tales

28.1: Special Issue: In Honor of Donald Haase

27.2: The Fairy Tale in Japan


25.2: In Honor of Jacques Barchilon

24.1: The Fairy Tale after Angela Carter

23.1: Fairy Tales and Translation

22.1: Erotic Tales