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 27, Issue 2 (2013) The Fairy Tale in Japan
From the Editors
Since its founding in 1987, Marvels & Tales has sought to provide a forum in which modern fairy-tale studies could not only critically reassess the canonical collections and classical fairy tales of European cultures but also expand the field’s scope beyond them. On the one hand, that meant publishing scholarship that contributed to the recovery and “rediscovery” of Anglo-European fairy tales that had been overshadowed by the fairy-tale canon. On the other hand, it meant encouraging the publication of research that expanded the geographic and cultural focus and contributed to a greater appreciation of the global corpus of folktales and fairy tales. In its twenty seven volumes to date, Marvels & Tales has published articles, original language primary texts, translations, artwork, and reviews illuminating forms of folktale and fairy tale not only from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United States but also from Afghanistan, Africa, China, Hawai‘i, India, Japan, Latin America, the Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, the Near East, Puerto Rico, and the Solomon Islands.
From the Editor
Preface to the Special Issue on the Fairy Tale in Japan
Ōba Minako the Raconteur: Refashioning a Yamauba Tale
Michiko N. Wilson