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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 30, Number 2 (Fall 2016)

Charles Perrault and the Evolution of “Little Red Riding Hood”
Francisco Vaz da Silva

Thinking Through Things: Magical Objects, Power, and Agency in French Fairy Tales
Bronwyn Reddan

Blackness in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Ann Schmiesing

Bluebeard and the Beast: The Mysterious Realism of Jane Eyre
Jessica Campbell

Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s New Fairy Tales for the Working Class
Patricia E. Johnson

"In the Kaleidoscope of Desire": Reading Allegorical Figures from Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene in Angela Carter’s Three Cat Tales
Marie Emilie Walz

From the Bloody Chamber to the Cabinet de Curiosités: Angela Carter’s Curious Alices Through the Looking Glass of Languages
Martine Hennard Duthiel de la Rochère

Storytelling in Contemporary Fairy Tales: Little Lit, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Funnies by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly
Elena Massi

Blancanieves: A Film Adaptation of “Snow White” with a Spanish Twist
Thomas Deveny


A Catalogue of Khoisan Folktales of Southern Africa. Part I: Introduction, Types, Indices, Sources; Part II: The Tales (Analyses) (Sigrid Schmidt)
Robert Cancel

Baba Yaga: The Wild With of the East in Russian Fairy Tales (Ed. Sibelan Forrester, Martin Skoro, and Helena Goscilo)
Cory Thomas Hutcheson

Espen Ash Lad: Folk Tales from Norway (Trans. Robert Gambles)
Jack Zipes

Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You (Devdutt Pattanaik)
Jane Orton

A Fairytale in Question: Historical Interactions Between Humans and Wolves (Ed. Patrick Masius and Jana Sprenger)
Shannon Scott

The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World (Ed. Michael Dylan Foster and Jeffrey A. Tolbert)
Anelise Farris

The Teller’s Tale: Lives of the Classic Fairy Tale Writers (Ed. Sophie Raynard)
Megan Egbert

Contes en réseaux: l’émergence du conte sur la scène littéraire européenne (Patricia Eichel-Lojkine)
Bérénice V. Le Marchand

Demystifying Disney: A History of Feature Animation (Chris Pallant)
Jack Zipes

Fairy Tale (Andrew Teverson)
Donald Haase

Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin (Sue Short)
Shannon Branfield

George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity (Daniel Gabelman)
Sara Cleto

Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction: A Cognitive Reading (Marek C. Oziewicz)
Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (Marina Warner)
Jeffrey Howard

Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy (Anne E. Duggan)
Kimberly J. Lau

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

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



Print Subscriptions (for 1 volume year = 2 issues)

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Individuals: $43.00
Students/Seniors: $26.00

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An additional $32.00 is charged for postage to addresses outside the U.S. 

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