About Marvels & Tales
Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.
Current Issue: Volume 31, Issue 1 (2017) Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television
From the Editors
After the appearance of Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television (2014), we welcomed the opportunity to have the editors, Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy, return for a Channeling Wonder Part II in the form of this special issue, “Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television.” Although not as extensive as Channeling Wonder, this special issue continues to explore issues of transcultural and intermedial production and reception of the fairy tale through the medium of television. Two essays explore the intersections of fairy tale and police proceedings through an examination of an Australian, German, and Israeli coproduction and a French 1970s television series. Other essays look at specific tales that cross national borders and enter into different media: “Baba Yaga” makes it to television in the Soviet Union and the United States; a Czech variant of “Cinderella” finds a home in East German television studios; and the little chick Calimero makes his way from Italy to Japan. The final essay considers Indigenous storytelling on Canadian television as a reflective means of intergenerational transmission and extends the work of our “Rooted in Wonder” special issue (vol. 30, no. 1). With its emphasis on transcultural and intermedial fairy tales, this issue creates a dynamic interface between different genres and mediums and between the transnational and the national.
Cristina Bacchilega and Anne E. Duggan
From the Editor
Introduction: Transcultural and Intermedial Fairy Tales and Television
Jill Terry Rudy and Pauline Greenhill
The Fairy Tale Police Department: Hybridity, the Transnational Television Fairy Tale, and Cultural Forms
Elizabeth Bullen and Naarah Sawers
Identifying Impressions of Baba Yaga: Navigating the Uses of Attachment and Wonder on Soviet and American Television
Megan Armknecht, Jill Terry Rudy, and Sibelan Forrester
Texts and Translations
- Guest Editors
- Jill Terry Rudy