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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 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)

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

Marvels & Tales Volume 32, Number 1 (Spring 2018)

Nets of Maya: Gorakhnath as a Trickster Saint in the Folktale of Raja Bharthari and Gopi Chand
Karan Singh

Afghano-Persian Trickster Women: Definitions, Liminalities, and Gender
Margaret A. Mills

“Nothing but Pleasant Memories of the Discipline of Slavery”: The Trickster and the Dynamics of Racial Representation
Emily Zobel Marshall

One Evening in Mayotte
Lee Haring

Trickster(s) of Neil Stephenson’s The Diamond Age
Robert W. Guyker, Jr.

The Man Who Made the Nights Immortal: The Tales of the Syrian Maronite Storyteller Ḥannā Diyāb
Ulrich Marzolph

Texts and Translations

Ḥannā Diyāb’s Tales, part I
Ulrich Marzolph with Anne E. Duggan

Grandfather Rat
Jason Harris


Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World (Ed. Maria Tatar)
Jeannie Coutant

The Book of Greek & Roman Folktales, Legends & Myths (Ed. William Hansen)
Nick Mamatas

Mother Goose Refigured: A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales (Christine A. Jones)
Adrion Dula

Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan (Noriko Reider)
Abigail Heiniger

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales (Ed. Jack Zipes)
Shannon Scott

Hans Christian Andersen. Udvalgte eventyr og historier. Contes et histoires choisis (Ed. Cyrille François)
Johan de Mylius

Victorian Fairy Tales (Ed. Michael Newton)
Molly Clark Hillard

Cinderella Across Cultures: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère)
Kathryn M. Holmes

Alice in Transmedia Wonderland: Curiouser and Curiouser New Forms of a Children’s Classic (Anna Kérchy)
Virginie Iché

Japanese Animal-Wife Tales: Narrating Gender Reality in Japanese Folktale Tradition (Fumihiko Kobayashi)
Kate Goddard

Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights (Paulo Lemos Horta)
Nivair H. Gabriel

Narrative Structures in Burmese Folk Tales (Soe Marlar Lwin)
Terence Patrick Murphy

Magic for Unlucky Girls (A.A. Balaskovits)
Caity Gladstone

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter (Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 10 December 2016 to 19 March 2017. Exhibition)
Mayako Murai

Critical Exchanges


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The following issues are available in print:

31.1: Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television

30.1: Rooted in Wonder

29.1: Queer(ing) Fairy Tales

28.1: 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