- Contributors' Notes
Cristina Bacchilega, an associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is the editor and translator of La narrativa postmoderna in America: testi e contesti (1986) and the co-editor with Steven Curry of a volume of proceedings, Literature & Hawaii's Children. Imagination: A Bridge to Magic Realms in the Humanities (1988). Her work has also appeared in New York Folklore, La ricerca folklorica, and Genre: Vox Feminae. She has been working on questions of gender and narrative raised by the relationship between postmodern fiction and the Märchen and has essays forthcoming in boundary 2, Journal of Folklore Research, and Fabula.
Suzanne Barchers, Ed.D., has been a teacher and administrator in public and private schools for 14 years. She currently teaches in the intermediate grades at Park Hill School in Denver, Colorado, and is a teacher consultant for Learning 88. Her article is adapted from her forthcoming book, Creating a Literate Classroom, Libraries Unlimited, P.O. Box 3988, Englewood, CO 80155-3988.
Jacques Barchilon is a professor of French at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the editor and author of several books and numerous articles, mostly dealing with the French fairy tale, Charles Perrault, and seventeenth-century French literature. His major publications include Le conte merveilleux français (1975) and Charles Perrault: A Critical Biography (1981). He also edits Merveilles et Contes, an international magazine devoted entirely to the promotion and scholarship of the folk and fairy tale.
Peggy A. Bulger is Folklife Programs Administrator for the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Before coming to Florida in 1976 to establish the state's first folklife office, she worked as a folklorist for the Appalachian Museum of Berea College, Kentucky. Bulger holds an M.A. in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and is A.B.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. [End Page 247]
Peter Goodrich is an assistant professor at Northern Michigan University, where he directs the Freshman English program. He is particularly intrigued by slippery words like "myth" and "fantasy" and by the resurgence of medieval motifs in contemporary culture. He has published several articles on the figure of Merlin and is completing an anthology of Merlin literature from the Middle Ages to 1950 for Garland Press.
Donald P. Haase is an associate professor of German at Wayne State University and has written on European romanticism, the theory of the fantastic, the literary fairy tale, and the works of Michael Ende, a German writer of children's books. He has directed NEH Summer Seminars for school teachers on the tales of the Brothers Grimm and is currently editing a volume on the reception of the Grimms' tales for Wayne State University Press.
Betsy Hearne is the editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and serves on the faculty of the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. She has written numerous articles and books on children's literature, most recently "Beauty and the Beast": A Study of Aesthetic Survival (to be published by the University of Chicago Press in 1989), and two books for young people, Eli's Ghost and Love Lines: Poetry in Person.
James B. Hoyme, M.D., is a native of North Dakota. The work upon which his essay is based was done during a sabbatical leave from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A psychiatrist, he is the Medical Director of the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with his wife Marjorie, who is a painter, and his daughter Carmen, age 10, who is an equestrian.
Shawn Jarvis has been conducting extensive archival research on Märchen by nineteenth-century German women, especially Gisela von Arnim. In an effort to make texts by Arnim more generally available, she has edited the first complete edition of Das Leben der Hochgräfin Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (Frankfurt: Insel, 1986); a facsimile edition of Arnim's illustrations and tales, Lieber Achim! Die illustrierten Kindergeschichten und -märchen von Gisela von Arnim (Leipzig: Edition [End Page 248] Leipzig, 1988); and a third volume of fairy tales by Gisela, Armgart von Arnikm and Herman...