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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

H-Index: 3

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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 33, Number 2 (Fall 2019)

“The Juniper Tree” as Primal Scene: English-Language Literary Adaptations since 1985
Wyatt Bonikowski

Returning the Gaze: “Cinderella” as Intertext in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake
Rona May-Ron

“The Snow Queen” in Russian Fan Fiction: Voices of Readers and Viewers
Tatjana Menise

Real Women Have Skins: The Enchanted Bride Tale in Her Body and Other Parties
Jessica Campbell

Entitled to a Happy Ending: Fairy-Tale Logic from “Beauty and the Beast” to the Incel Movement
Shannan Palma

The Mabinogion (trans. with an introduction and notes by Sioned Davies)
Jacqueline N. Smith

Debating Disney: Pedagogical Perspectives on Commercial Cinema (Ed. Douglas Brode and Shea T. Brode)
Ida Yoshinaga

It’s the Disney Version! Popular Cinema and Literary Classics (Ed. Douglas Brode and Shea T. Brode)
Jeannie Coutant

All Kinds of Fur: Erasure Poems & New Translation of a Tale from the Brothers Grimm (Margaret Yocom)
Jeana Jorgensen

Dancing the Fairy Tale: Producing and Performing “The Sleeping Beauty” (Laura Katz Rizzo)
Abigail Keyes

Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media (Philip Hayward)
Lucy Fraser

The Maltese Cinderella and the Women’s Storytelling Tradition (Veronica Veen)
Martin Lovelace and Pauline Greenhill

L’Orientale allégorie: Le conte oriental au XVIIIe siècle (1704–1774) [The Oriental Allegory: The Oriental Tale in the XVIIIth Century (1704–1774)] (Jean-François Perrin)
Christine A. Jones

Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building (Audrey Isabel Taylor)
Angelina Dulong

Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards (Jack Zipes)
Kirsten Rae Simonsen

Critical Exchanges


Index to Volume 33 (2019)

Marvels & Tales Volume 34, Number 1 (Spring 2020)
Special Issue: The Two-Hundred-Year Legacy of E. T. A. Hoffmann—Transgressions of Fantastika
Guest editors: Christopher Owen and Amy Crawford

From the Editors

Artwork: 200 Years of the Nutcracker
Rileigh Young

Introduction to the Special Issue: The Two-Hundred-Year Legacy of E. T. A. Hoffmann—Transgressions of Fantastika
Christopher Owen and Amy Crawford

Artwork: Stahlbaum und Mausekönig
Katie Owen

Inventing Portal Fantasies: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Maria Tatar

Artwork: Mouse King
Gary Dougherty

Candytown and the Land of Cockaigne: Gastronomic Utopia in The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Other Children’s Literature
Sarah Hardstaff

Artwork: Journey to Candyland
Victoria Ayre

Artwork: The Mouse Queen
Heather Colbert

Orientalism in Kunstmärchen: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Escape to the Mythical Realm Atlantis
Claudia Schwabe

Artwork: Nutcracker Nightmare
Jack Bateman

Choreographing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker: A Creative Reflection
Kasper Cornish

Artwork: Godpapa Drosselmeier
Maria Mikhalskaya

Illustrating The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A Practitioner’s Reflection
Maria Mikhalskaya

Artwork: The Nutcracker
Maria Mikhalskaya

Artwork: Marie Meets the Mouse King
Maria Mikhalskaya

Homage to Gianni Rodari
Celebrating the Unknown Famous Gianni Rodari
Jack Zipes

In the Name of Rodari
Pino Boero, translated by Cristina Bacchilega

Gianni Rodari’s Grammar of Fantasy: Between Education and Revolution
Elena Massi

“Pro e contro la fiaba” Fifty Years Later: Is Gianni Rodari’s Apologia Still Relevant Today?
Marnie Campagnaro

Fantasy Fictions from the Bengal Renaissance (Trans. and Ed. Sanjay Sircar. Foreword by Peter Hunt)
Jack Zipes

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (Ed. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb) 
Eric César Morales

The Caribbean Story Finder: A Guide to 438 Tales from 24 Nations and Territories, Listing Subjects and Sources (Sharon Barcan Elswit)
Manon Hakem-Lemaire

The Bitter Life of Božena Nêmcová: A Biographical Collage (Kelcey Parker Ervick)
Abigail Heiniger

Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction (Marina Warner)
Manon Hakem-Lemaire

Scotland’s Forgotten Treasure: The Visionary Romances of George MacDonald (Colin Manlove)
Jill Terry Rudy

Tales from the Inner City (Shaun Tan)
Jack Zipes

Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World (Emily Stamey)
Mark I. West

Figure per Gianni Rodari / Illustrators for Gianni Rodari (Einaudi Ragazzi)
Cristina Bacchilega

Critical Exchanges


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The following issues are available in print:

33.1: Thinking with Stories

32.1: The Trickster

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