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Lee Haring is Professor Emeritus of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His research on the islands of the Indian Ocean has been published in the books Stars and Keys and Verbal Arts in Madagascar as well as in numerous journal articles in the United States and Europe.

Vanessa Joosen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tilburg and a visiting professor of children’s literature at the University of Antwerp. She is the author of Critical and Creative Perspectives of Fairy Tales: An Intertextual Dialogue Between Fairy-Tale Scholarship and Postmodern Retellings (2011) and co-editor of Grimms’ Tales Around the Globe (with Gillian Lathey, forthcoming). Her current research focuses on the construction of adulthood in children’s books.

Jeana Jorgensen received her Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. Her dissertation was on gender and the body in European fairy tales. In addition to researching fairy tales, she also studies narrative folklore, feminist theory, dance, body art, and fantastic literature.

Dominique Jullien is a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books include Proust et ses modèles: les Mille et une nuits et les Mémoires de Saint-Simon dans A la recherche du temps perdu (1989) and Les Amoureux de Schéhérazade: variations modernes sur les Mille et une nuits (2009), and she recently edited a collection of essays on world literature, Foundational Texts of World Literature (2011).

Anna Kérchy is a senior assistant professor at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She has written a monograph on Angela Carter’s body-texts (2008), edited [End Page 216] collections on postmodern reinterpretations of fairy tales (2011) and the literary fantastic (2009), and published fifty refereed articles on themes related to intermedial cultural representations, the postsemiotics of embodied subjectivity, gender studies, and children’s literature. Her current book project focuses on the unspeakable and the unimaginable in Lewis Carroll’s Alice tales and their postmodern adaptations.

Tatiana Korneeva is currently a teaching assistant in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Free University, Berlin, within the ERC-funded project “DramaNet: Early Modern Drama and the Cultural Net.” She studied comparative literature and classical philology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and the University of Lausanne. Her research interests include eighteenth-century theater and literary theory, fairy-tales studies, and theories of adaptation. She is the author of Alter et ipse: identità e duplicità nel sistema dei personaggi della Tebaide di Stazio (2011). Her articles have appeared in Modern Language Notes, German Life and Letters, Comparatio: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Marvels and Tales, Maia, and Studi Classici e Orientali.

Martin Lovelace studied English literature at the University of Wales (Swansea) and the University of Alberta. At Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he underwent a conversion experience and became a folklorist. He has taught at Memorial since 1980, specializing in ballad and folktale.

Armando Maggi is a professor of romance languages and literature at the University of Chicago, where he also serves on the Committee on the History of Culture. He is the author of several volumes on early modern demonology, mysticism, and Renaissance culture. He has completed a new book on Western fairy tales titled Preserving the Spell.

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.

Mayako Murai is a professor in the English Department at Kanagawa University, Japan. Her recent writings appeared in Anti-Tales (2011) and Postmodern Reinterpretations of Fairy Tales (2011). She is currently working on a book provisionally titled Seductions and Transformations: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Fairy Tales in Contemporary Japanese Literature and Art. [End Page 217]

Theo Meder is a folk narrative researcher at the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam. He is coordinator of the Dutch Folktale Database ( and, as a member of the International Society for Folk-Narrative Research, coordinator...


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