Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

From the Editors

Academic journal article Marvels & Tales

From the Editors

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Issue 29.2 of Marvels & Tales marks Jennifer Orme's last run as review editor. First working as the assistant review editor in 2007, Jennifer took over the review section in 2013 and oversaw the review section in four issues. She has been an important part of the Marvels & Tales team, and although we will miss her regular participation in the journal, we hope to continue collaborating with her in other ways. Thank you, Jennifer, for all your creative and thoughtful work as review editor!

This issue brings together articles on the medieval, the early modem, and the postmodern, opening with an essay on the contemporary fairy-tale work of Cathrynne Valente to later examine the Victorian subversions of Mary de Morgan and those of the 1690s fairy-tale writer Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. Tensions and intersections between East and West are explored in pieces concerning the medieval Japanese Tale of Amewakahiko, Orientalism in the DEFA film The Story of Little Mook, and fear in the works for children by Salman Rushdie. Often the case in fairy tales, small objects, seeds, and fruit can prove to be central, as several essays demonstrate here, underlining the ways in which elements that may appear to be ordinary, small, or insignificant indeed are connected to significant matters such as sexuality, gender, and regional identity. …

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