- From the Editor
As Guest Editor Ulrich Marzolph's preface explains, this special issue of Marvels & Tales takes part in celebrating another anniversary in the field of fairy-tale studies. A special focus on the Arabian Nights is long overdue in the pages of this journal and in fairy-tale studies generally. However widely known and frequently invoked the tales and teller of the Thousand and One Nights may be in the West, there is still a great deal to learn—and to unlearn—about them. This is evident in the illuminating contributions offered here and in the journal Fabula, where a complementary group of important articles on the Arabian Nights assembled by Ulrich Marzolph is appearing simultaneously. The editors of Marvels & Tales are indebted to Ulrich Marzolph not only for conceiving and editing this issue but also for bringing together such a distinguished group of specialists.
Donald Haase is chair of the Department of German and Slavic Studies at Wayne State University. His publications on the fairy tale include The Reception of the Brothers Grimm: Responses, Reactions, Revisions (1993), English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales (2002), and Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches (2004). He is the editor of Marvels & Tales and the Series in Fairy-Tales Studies published by Wayne State University Press.