Maria Teresa Agozzino, PhD Folklore and Celtic Studies (UC Berkeley), is an associate director of the American Folklore Society and adjunct professor in the English Department at Ohio State University. Her research interests and publications center on folk belief, calendric customs, Wales and the Welsh diaspora, Arthuriana, and the history of folkloristics.
Kristin Bidoshi is an associate professor of Russian at Union College. She conducts fieldwork in Eastern Europe and publishes on subjects including the use of the oral tradition in the works of Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, and Liudmila Petrushevskaia. Her recent research is on the reemergence of the evil eye in Albania.
Luisa Del Giudice was born in Terracina (Latina, Italy), immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1956, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1981. She has been both a university academic (University of California–San Diego, UCLA) and public-sector educator (as the founder-director of the Italian Oral History Institute, a nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles), creating innovative public programs on the folk and regional cultures of Italians and Italian immigrants. She has published and lectured widely on Italian and Italian American and Canadian folklife, ethnology, and oral history: from foodways, material culture and belief, to oral expressions, especially song, children’s literature, and oral history.
Anne E. Duggan is an associate professor of French literature at Wayne State University and the author of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France (2005). Her recent scholarship focuses on the tragic story in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France. [End Page 352]
Carolyn Fay is an independent scholar living in the San Francisco Bay area. A former faculty member in French at Penn State Altoona and Franklin and Marshall College, she is also the author of articles on Claire de Duras and Jeanne Flore. She is currently working on a book-length project titled “Imagining Sleep” and runs an accompanying website: http://www.imaginingsleep.com .
Sibelan Forrester is a professor of Russian at Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania), where she teaches Russian language and literature, Russian fairy tales, East European prose, and theory and practice of translation. She is a former president of the Slavic and East European Folklore Association (SEEFA) and a member of the board of its journal, Folklorica.
Elizabeth Wanning Harries teaches English and comparative literature at Smith College, where she is Shedd Professor of Modern Languages. Her recent work on literary fairy tales includes Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale (2001), as well as articles on redemptive violence and on A. S. Byatt.
Bonnie D. Irwin is a professor of English and dean of the Honors College at Eastern Illinois University, where she teaches honors interdisciplinary seminars. In addition to her research on honors education, her literary scholarship focuses on the Thousand and One Nights and its relation to medieval oral traditions and modern American popular culture.
Ulrich Marzolph is a professor of Islamic Studies at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, and a senior member of the editorial committee of the Enzyklopädie des Märchens. He specializes in the narrative culture of the Near East, with particular emphasis on Arab and Persian folk narrative and popular literature. His recent publications include The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia (together with Richard van Leeuwen ), The Arabian Nights Reader (2006), and The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective (2007).
Carmen Nolte is a PhD student and graduate assistant in the English department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her main research interest is children’s literature, and she has recently completed her master’s degree with a project on Astrid Lindgren’s fairy-tale novel Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter.
Jennifer Orme is a PhD candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she is working on her dissertation, which looks at storytelling, storytellers, and listeners in contemporary fairy-tale fiction and film. [End Page 353]
Tison Pugh is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of Queering Medieval Genres and Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature. With Angela Jane Weisl...