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Dan Ben-Amos is Professor of Folklore and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate from Indiana University and conducted research in Nigeria, studying the folklore of the Edo people. His latest books are Folktales of the Jews, Vol. I: Tales from the Sephardic Dispersion and Folktales of the Jews, Vol. II: Tales from Eastern Europe.

Ruth B. Bottigheimer is a Research Professor in the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University. Her work focuses on pre-1770 British children’s literature, the historical development of European fairy tales, and rewritings of Bible narratives for children’s use from 1170 to the present. Her book The Bible for Children from the Age of Gutenberg to the Present was awarded the annual book prize by the Children’s Literature Association. Her current research examines fairy tale authors’ writings about their works.

Francisco Vaz da Silva is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Folklore in the Department of Anthropology at the Lisbon University Institute. His recent works include Archeology of Intangible Heritage and Metamorphosis: The Dynamics of Symbolism in European Fairy Tales.

Jan M. Ziolkowski is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University. Since 2007 he has also directed the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. Three of his books relate at least in part to folk tradition and literature: Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies, Solomon and Marcolf, and The Virgilian Tradition, coauthored with Michael C. J. Putnam. [End Page 497]



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