Amanda L. Anderson is a PhD candidate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the author of "Dressing the Part: Costumes, Consumers, and Culture at the American Renaissance Faire," in the forthcoming volume Festivals and Faires: American Culture, Subculture, and Counterculture (ed. Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans). Her dissertation focuses on "Beauty and the Beast."
Aidan Day is currently professor of English at the University of Dundee, Scotland. His books include Tennyson's Scepticism (2005), Angela Carter: The Rational Glass (1998), Romanticism (1996), and Jokerman: Reading the Lyrics of Bob Dylan (1989). He is coeditor of an edition of Tennyson's complete poetical manuscripts, The Tennyson Archive (31 vols., 1987-93). Recent essay publications include "Satan Whispers: Bob Dylan and Paradise Lost" in the Cambridge Quarterly (September 2010).
Kevin Goldstein is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. His research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin American literature, oral poetics, disability studies, and cognitive approaches to literature.
Pauline Greenhill has been professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg since 1996. Her recent books include Make The Night Hideous: Four English-Canadian Charivaris (2010) and, with coeditor Sidney Eve Matrix, Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity (2010).
Bonnie D. Irwin is a professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University. She also serves as president of the National Collegiate Honors Council. In addition to her research on integrative [End Page 139] learning, her literary scholarship focuses on the 1001 Nights and its relation to medieval oral traditions and modern American popular culture.
Tabatha Lingerfelt earned her BA in English from Charleston Southern University (South Carolina) and is currently completing her master's degree in Folklore from Indiana University. The focus of her thesis is on contemporary fairy-tale films.
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 (with Richard van Leeuwen, 2004), The Arabian Nights Reader (2006), and The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective (2007).
John Holmes McDowell is chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, where he also directs the Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin America Program and edits the Journal of Folklore Research Reviews. His ethnographic research is primarily in Mexico and in the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador, where he attends to traditional and emerging expressive forms as they engage processes of playful irreverence, commemoration, and folklorization. His most recent book is Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica.
Bonnie McSorley (1945-2010) received her PhD in Spanish from Northwestern University in 1972. She taught at both Loyola University and Roosevelt University in Chicago before going to Northeastern University, where she taught Spanish language and literature for thirty-seven years from 1973 to 2010. Her research focused on twentieth-century Peninsular Spanish literature with special emphasis on the theater of post-civil war Spain. She published in Letras Hispanas, Cuadernos de Aldeeu, Studies in Weird Fiction, Science Fiction Studies, and Modern Language Studies and in The World of Nature in the Works of Federico Garcia Lorca (ed. Joseph W. Zdenek, 1980).
Cheryl Narumi Naruse is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
Farideh Pourgiv is associate professor of English Literature at Shiraz University, Iran. She is the author of a number of textbooks and several papers in international journals. [End Page 140]
Cathy Lynn Preston is senior instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches courses in folklore, fairy tale, women's literature, and ethnic literature. Her research focuses on legend, joke, and fairy tale. Recent publications include "Disrupting the Boundaries of Genre and Gender: Postmodernism and the Fairy Tale" (in Fairy Tales and Feminism, ed. Donald Haase, 2004).
Veronica Schanoes is assistant professor in the Department of English at Queens College...