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  • Contributors

Helen Miriam Bendix studies cultural anthropology and literature at Bard College and is completing a thesis on the reception of media adaptations of Alice in Wonderland.

Regina F. Bendix is a professor of cultural anthropology and European ethnology at Göttingen University, Germany, and co-edits the journal Narrative Culture.

Taylor Black recently received her M.A. in performance studies. She is a theatrical and event production designer and media writer and is currently researching a book on Slenderman, the first great myth of the web.

Kiera Bono grew up on the southernmost border of Nassau County and Queens, sustained by the breezes of the Atlantic Ocean and the fumes of JFK Airport. She investigates theories of subject-object and self-other interaction through queer critical race frameworks while also working through them choreographically and vocally.

Joanna Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chichester, working in coordination with the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. Her topic is “Animal Transformation in Contemporary Narrative.” She has lectured in literature at Charles University, Prague, and is writer-in-residence at the ONCA environmental gallery, Brighton.

Pauline Greenhill is a professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. She co-edited Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity [End Page 177] (with Sidney Eve Matrix, 2010), Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (with Kay Turner, 2012), and Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television (with Jill Terry Rudy, 2014).

Cassidy Hollinger graduated from Vassar College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in drama and philosophy and received her M.A. in performance studies from New York University in 2014. Her research focuses on queer theory, performance of identity, and archives; for her M.A. final, she performed a solo piece inspired by lesbian pulp novels from the 1940s and 1950s.

Jessica Jernigan is a graduate student at Central Michigan University. She is also a freelance editor and, almost certainly, the world’s leading expert on selkies in paranormal romance novels. Her last conference presentation was “Into the Fairy Cave: Folklore in Wuthering Heights.”

Marianthi Kaplanoglou is an associate professor of folklore studies at the University of Athens, Greece. Her research interests are the social history of folklore, folk narrative, children’s folklore, and cultural transmission in the broader Balkan area. She is the co-author of the Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales (Folklore Fellows Communications 303). She is also a member of the GRENO Groupe (de Recherche Européen sur la Narrative Orale).

Julie Koehler is a Ph.D. candidate in modern languages (German) at Wayne State University. She is writing her dissertation on gender discourse in Kunstmärchen by nineteenth-century German women. Her research interests include fairy tales, Romanticism, nineteenth-century German women writers, Weimar cinema, and digital storytelling and technology in the language classroom.

Rebecca LeVine holds a Master of Arts in performance studies from New York University, where she wrote about tourism, theater as labor versus theater as enchantment, and the relationship between mourning and selfie photography.

Licia Masoni is a researcher in English linguistics at the Department of Education, University of Bologna. She studies traditional and contemporary oral narrative practices (in particular, folktales and fairy tales), focusing on the application of storytelling and folk narrative structures to second-language acquisition. [End Page 178]

Margaret Mills is Professor Emerita of the Department of Near East Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University. With a general interest in folklore and gender studies topics, she specializes in the popular culture of the Persian-speaking world, and her current oral history and folklore research is in Afghanistan. She is the co-editor of South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia (with Peter Claus and Sarah Diamond, 2003) and of Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions (with Arjun Appadurai and Frank J. Korom, 1991). She is the author of Conversations with Davlat Khalav: Oral Narratives from Tajikistan (with Ravshan Rahmoni, 2000) and Oral Narrative in Afghanistan: The Individual in Tradition (1990). Her essay “Destroying Patriarchy to Save It: Safdár Tawakkoli’s Afghan Boxwoman” appears in Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (2012).

Jennifer Orme is currently exploring the intersections of fairy...


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