Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

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Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

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Although significant research on the French women fairy-tale writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was carried out in the late 1990s and 2000s, there is still much work to be done. This issue of Marvels & Tales opens with two essays that focus on French women fairy-tale writers who use the genre to question early modem marriage practices and gender norms and to position themselves as legitimate authors. As the piece on E. T. A. Hoffmann makes clear through a focus on the dance of death in "A New Year's Eve Adventure," male writers also questioned binaries that underpinned normative forms of gender. Dichotomies such as masculine and feminine and life and death come under question in this issue, as well as the dichotomy traditionally upheld between East and West: the example of the Syrian storyteller Hanna Diyäb pushes us to interrogate foundational oppositions often taken for granted when examining the tradition of the Arabian Nights. …

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