- Contributors' Notes
Francelia Butler is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Children's Literature, published annually by Yale University Press. She is also the author of Skipping Around the World: The Ritual Nature of Folk Rhymes and coeditor of Reflections on Literature for Children: Triumphs of the Spirit in Children's Literature and The Wide World All Around. She has written The Lucky Piece, a critically acclaimed novel for children and was a drama critic for the International Herald Tribune. Professor Butler is also the founder of the Foundation for Contributed Thought on Peace, a foundation that seeks to educate children around the world about peaceful conflict resolution.
Fiona Dolougham received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. She is an instructor of French at the University of Georgia, and is currently engaged in research on the 19th-century French and English realist novel.
Violet J. Harris is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches children's literature. She attended Oberlin College, Atlanta University, and the University of Georgia. Her area of research is African-American children's literature.
Elisabeth Mülsch received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Freiburg, FRG, in 1986. With a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service during 1988-89, she did postdoctoral research on German-speaking Jewish writers of children's literature who fled to the U.S. during the Nazi period. She has been a Scholar in Residence at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Brandeis University. [End Page 140]
Perry Nodelman teaches in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He is the author of Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books (U of Georgia P, 1988), and of The Pleasures of Children's Literature (Longman, forthcoming).
Rafael Ocasio received a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1987 in Hispanic Literatures. He has been researching children's literature in Cuba for two years, during which time he made two trips to Havana, and he is currently working on a book on Reinaldo Arenas.
Jerry Phillips is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Essex in England. He was on a Fulbright Fellowship from 1988-1990 studying Melville and the literature of Pacific adventure at the University of Connecticut.
Suzanne Rahn is an associate professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University and specializes in children's literature. She is the author of Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of the History and Criticism, as well as numerous articles in the field. In 1989 she guest edited an issue for The Lion and the Unicorn on "Tire Child Hero: Ordinary and Extraordinary," and is guest editing an issue on "Historical Fiction and Non-fiction for Children" in 1991.
Ian Wojcik-Andrews is an assistant professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches children's literature. His dissertation on Margaret Drabble was a feminist Marxist reading of the Bildungsroman.
Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota and has published numerous articles on children's literature. His major publications include: Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (1979), Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (1983), The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood (1983), and The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988). He has edited three anthologies, Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England (1986), Victorian Fairy Tales (1987), and Beauty's Beast and Enchantment: Classic French Fairy Tales (1989). He has also translated The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1987). [End Page 141]