Volume 14, Issue 1 (2000) Fairy Tale Liberation—Thirty Years Later
From the Editor
This special issue of Marvels & Tales focuses on feminist fairy-tale studies. The special title, Fairy Tale Liberation—Thirty Years Later, refers to the fact that it has been three decades since the advent of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, which began when Alison Lurie published her controversial 1970 article entitled “Fairy Tale Liberation.” The intent of this issue is to take stock of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, offer new contributions that advance the discussion of gender in fairy tales, and encourage additional research in new directions. The contributions published here include critical articles by well-known scholars, who break new ground by reconsidering problems in a new context and by advocating new models of interpretation. Ruth B. Bottigheimer reexamines conventional wisdom about the modern fairy-tale heroine in European tale collections by expanding the sociohistorical context and linking her emergence to the phenomenon of fertility control. Lewis C. Seifert considers the problems of subversion and ambiguity in literary tales by seventeenth-century French women and recommends approaches that can help us better understand how to interpret these texts.Read more…
From the Editor
Fertility Control and the Birth of the Modern European Fairy-Tale Heroine
Ruth B. Bottigheimer
The Mirror Broken: Women’s Autobiography and Fairy Tales
Elizabeth Wanning Harries
Open Access Article
From the WSU Press Catalog
Fairy Tales and Feminism (Wayne State University Press, 2004) is a collection of essays exploring feminist fairy-tale scholarship. This comprehensive volume contains the work of international fairy-tale scholars exploring women in fairy tales from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism.
Edited by Marvels & Tales editor Donald Haase, this collection includes six essays from Marvels & Tales, volume 14, issue 1, as well as five new studies to expand the volume.
If you are interested in finding out more about Fairy Tales and Feminism or to purchase a copy of this collection, please visit the Press’s website page dedicated to this book.