Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Series in Fairy-Tale Studies
Series Editor: Donald Haase, Wayne State University
This book series is devoted to works that significantly advance our understanding of the fairy tale as it has taken shape across history and a broad range of media. The series illuminates both the production and reception of the fairy tale as it has appeared in print, film, modern media, the visual and performing arts, and other cultural forms.
Lucy Fraser’s The Pleasures of Metamorphosis: Japanese and English Fairy Tale Transformations of "The Little Mermaid" explores Japanese and English transformations of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" by focusing on pleasure as a means to analyze the huge variety of texts that transform a canonical fairy tale such as Andersen’s. Few studies have examined Japanese fairy-tale transformations to the extent that Fraser has, presenting fascinating information that will intrigue fairy-tale scholars and those wanting to learn more about the representation of pleasure behind the imaginative and fantastical.
Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy
Examines director Jacques Demy's use of the fairy tale as a means to explore issues of gender, sexuality, and class.
Queering the Grimms
Contributors explore alternative readings and queer possibilities of the Grimm brothers' Kinder- und Hausmärchen (KHM, Children's and Household Tales).
Translates and contextualizes Vladimir Propp's later work The Russian Folktale.
by Henriette-Julie de Castelnau, Comtesse de Murat
Translates an important example of late seventeenth-century French hybrid experimental fiction that provided the primary literary backdrop for the first French fairy tales.
An Intertextual Dialogue between Fairy-Tale Scholarship and Postmodern Retellings
The first systematic approach to the parallels between fairy-tale retellings and fairy-tale theory.
Narrative and Metafiction in Modern Fairy Tale
Explores self-consciousness and metafictional awareness in modern fairy tale and its expression across literary fairy tale, popular fairy tale, and fairy-tale film.
A Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Considers the profound influence of fairy tales on contemporary fiction, including the work of Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Salman Rushdie, and Jeanette Winterson.
Collects nearly thirty years of major work by noted writer and folklore scholar Kay Stone.
An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales
Breaks new ground in fairy-tale studies by offering male writers a chance to reflect on their relationships to fairy tales.
The follow-up to The Arabian Nights Reader, this volume investigates the transnational features of the Arabian Nights.
An authoritative guide to research inspired by the Arabian Nights, containing sixteen influential essays.
Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.
Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale
From Court to Forest is a critical and historical study of the beginnings of the modern literary fairy tale.