Sandra Ballif Straubhaar is a senior lecturer in Germanic studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching areas include Old Norse women poets, the Nordic and Anglophone ballad traditions, transgressive women in Old Norse literature, medievalist national romanticism, normative aspects of Nordic children's literature, Old Norse Eddic and skaldic poetry, and the European folktale.
Ruth B. Bottigheimer, research professor in the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, studies the history of European fairy tales. Recent publications include Fairy Tales: A New History (2009), Gender and Story in South India (ed. with Lalita Handoo and Leela Prasad, 2007), and Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition (2002). Past publications include The Bible for Children: From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present (1996), Grimm's Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales (1987), and Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm (1987). She is currently working on the relationships between magic and human protagonists in brief narratives.
JoAnn Conrad lives and teaches in Berkeley, California. She is a semi-regular contributor to Marvels & Tales and researches things wondrous and monstrous. Currently Conrad is investigating technologies of the uncanny—the emergence and commingling of film, photography, spiritualism, and new theories of science that all question the limits of "reality."
Anne E. Duggan is associate professor of French literature and associate editor of Marvels & Tales. She is author of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of [End Page 402] Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France (2005) and is currently completing a book tentatively titled Enchanting Subversions: The Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy. Along with her work on fairy tales, she has published on early modern women writers as well as on the genre of the tragic story.
Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère teaches modern English and comparative literature at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), where she was associate dean of the Humanities from 2007 to 2010. Her teaching and research focus on aspects of nineteenth-century literature, late twentieth-century and contemporary fiction, postcolonial writing, the fairy-tale tradition, and translation studies. She has authored Origin and Originality in Rushdie's Fiction; coedited After Satan: Essays in Honour of Neil Forsyth; and contributed chapters in Postcolonial Ghosts, Fairy Tales Reimagined, The Seeming and the Seen, Dickens Studies Annual, and Critical Essays on Salman Rushdie. Her articles have appeared in MFS, Dickens Quarterly, College Literature, European Journal of English Studies, Conradiana, The Conradian, Marvels & Tales, and Palimpsestes. Her current projects are a book-length study of Angela Carter's translations from the French and a collection of essays exploring the link between ancient "Fata" and modern "fairies."
Philippe Hourcade is professor of French early modern literature at the Université de Limoges and president of the Société Saint-Simon. Editor of the tricentennial edition of Les contes de fées by Madame d'Aulnoy, in 2011 he published La bibliothèque du duc de Saint-Simon et son cabinet de manuscrits (1693-1756) as well as Bibliographie critique du duc de Saint-Simon.
Judd D. Hubert, professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine, has published since retiring Metatheater: The Example of Shakespeare (1991), Corneille's Performative Metaphors (with Renée Hubert, 1997), The Cutting Edge of Reading (1999), and some thirty-six articles, two of them on fairy literature.
Tatiana Korneeva studied classical philology and comparative literature at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MA), the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (PhD), and the University of Lausanne (postdoctoral fellowship). She has held grants from the University of Lausanne, the University of Athens, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, the Hardt Foundation, and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Currently she holds a postdoctoral position at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin). Her research interests include gender and cultural studies, fairy-tale studies, and literary theory. [End Page 403]
Janet L. Langlois is associate professor of English (folklore studies) at Wayne State University and an advisory board member for the Series in Fairy-Tale Studies. She has most recently published "'Andrew Borden...