Funda Başak Baskan is a visiting graduate student in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University. She is the co-editor of Jeanette Winterson and Her Work: Proceedings of the 14th METU British Novelists Conference (2007) and Angela Carter and Her Work: Proceedings of the 15th METU British Novelists Conference (2008).
Susan Redington Bobby is an assistant professor of English at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Her scholarly interests include fairy tales and adolescent literature, and she has published on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and Shannon Hale's The Goose Girl and Princess Academy. She compiled and edited Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings (2009).
Stephen Canham is an associate professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His publications include studies of fantasy and children's literature in the Victorian period as well as in twentieth-century Hawai'i.
Karlyn Crowley is professor of English and director of Women's and Gender studies at St. Norbert College. Her current project, Feminism's New Age: Gender Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism (2011), investigates how a decline in certain public feminisms in the United States has lead to a rise in a popular and yet more private "female-centered" spirituality.
Christine Goldberg uses a comparative approach to study international folktales. The author of two books on individual tale types (ATU 408 and 851), [End Page 368] she was a staff member of the Typenverzeichnis project that produced The Types of International Folktales (ed. Hans-Jörg Uther, 2004).
Seth Knox is assistant professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Adrian College and author of Weimar Germany between Two Worlds: The American and Russian Travels of Kisch, Toller, Holitscher, Goldschmidt, and Rundt (2006). His research involves applying cognitive linguistics to propaganda and manipulative texts.
Kristine Kotecki is a PhD student in the English department at the University of Texas at Austin and an assistant instructor in the English and rhetoric departments. She completed an MA in English (Cultural Studies) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and is currently studying public feelings in contemporary literature and film.
Karin Kukkonen is a doctoral candidate at the University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Tampere (Finland). Her doctoral thesis, titled "Storytelling beyond Postmodernism: Fables and the Fairy Tale," explores how the comic book series Fables engages with traditional and postmodern fairy tales.
Kirsten Møllegaard, an assistant professor of English at University of Hawai'i at Hilo, specializes in myth and oral tradition. Her current research focuses on retellings and stage adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales in Hawai'i.
Jennifer Orme received her PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where she has taught in the departments of English and Women's Studies. Her dissertation, " 'Trust Me, I'm Telling You Stories': Storytellers and Desire in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Fiction and Film," examines narrative desire and the representation of storytelling in fairy-tale fiction and film produced in the last thirty years. She has presented at conferences in the United States and the United Kingdom and is the assistant review editor for Marvels & Tales.
John Pennington is professor of English at St. Norbert College. He is the editor of North Wind: The Journal of George MacDonald Studies. He has co-edited a critical edition of MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (2011) as well as an anthology, Behind the Back of the North Wind: Critical Essays on George MacDonald's Classic Children's Books (2011). He has also published on Lewis Carroll, J. M. Barrie, C. S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, and J. K. Rowling. [End Page 369]
Ann Schmiesing is associate professor of German and Scandinavian studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her book Norway's Christiania Theatre, 1827-1867: From Danish Showhouse to National Stage was published in 2006. Other publications include articles on Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Daniel Chodowiecki, Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Johan Falkberget, and...