Farah Aboubakr teaches Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic dialects to nonnative speakers. Some of her previous experiences are as a senior tutor of Arabic at the Language Centre, University of Manchester; a freelance translator and lexicographer on the new edition of the Arabic-English-Arabic Oxford Dictionary (in press); and team leader of the Senior Intensive Arabic course designed for professional linguists in the U.K. government.
Rasoul Aliakbari completed his PhD in comparative literature at the University of Alberta, Canada. His areas of research and teaching mostly include print culture, book history, digital humanities, and literary studies in Anglo-American and Middle Eastern contexts.
Deanna Allred is a graduate student at Utah State University pursuing her master’s degree in English with an emphasis in folklore studies. Her current research interests include the intersection between literature and women’s domesticity from the nineteenth century to the present, Scottish narrative, poetry, and composition studies. Her thesis explores a narrative of ideal that affected women in a small, farming community in Idaho over several generations. Deanna will graduate in the spring of 2017.
John Bierhorst is the author or editor of forty books on the folklore of the Americas and a specialist in the language and literature of the Aztecs, including Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs, Ballads of the Lords of New Spain: The Codex Romances de los Señores de la Nueva España, and A Nahuatl-English Dictionary, which can be read on the website lib.utexas.edu/books/utdigital. [End Page 442]
Sara Cleto is a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University, where she studies folklore, literature, and the places where they intersect. She specializes in fairy tales, disability studies, and nineteenth-century literature.
Laura Mattoon D’Amore is an associate professor of American studies at Roger Williams University. She has edited three books, including Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women’s Intellect in Film (2014), and has written several articles about superheroines and feminist representation in popular culture and media.
Theodora Goss is a senior lecturer in the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program and a lecturer in the Stonecoast MFA Program. She has published essays, short stories, and poems in a variety of venues and is writing the forthcoming Ursula K. Le Guin volume for the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series published by the University of Illinois Press.
Bethany Hanks received her undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University and is now a folklore graduate student at Utah State University. An interest in fairy tales brought her into the field of folklore, and her recent studies have focused on Italian fairy tales.
Abigail Heiniger is an assistant professor of English at Bluefield College. Her research centers on the use of the fantastic in literature by and about women, and she recently published her first book: Jane Eyre’s Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad: Constructions and Deconstructions of National Identity (2016).
Helen Hopcroft is an artist, writer, and PhD candidate in the English and Writing Program at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her research interests include the Arabian Nights and contemporary retellings inspired by this collection, fairy tale, Angela Carter, and animal studies. Her thesis title is “Animals, Sex, and the Orient: A Feminist Retelling of The Arabian Nights.”
Julie Koehler is the coordinator of the Basic German Language Sequence and a lecturer of German at Wayne State University. Her article “The Persecuted History of Cinderella: A Case for Oral Tradition in Western Europe” is forthcoming from Gramarye, and she is currently working with Shandi Wagner, Anne Duggan, and Adrion Dula on an anthology of nineteenth-century fairy tales written by European women, tentatively titled Women Writing Wonder. [End Page 443]
Katherine Magyarody is an SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M University. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto in 2016. Her research focuses on the role and representation of small social groups in fiction, with a particular focus on characterization in child and adolescent collectivities. She has published in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and the Hungarian Studies Review.
Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo is an assistant professor of English at the...