Volume 20, Issue 1 (2006)
From the Editors
Donald Haase and Jacques Barchilon
With this issue, Marvels & Tales begins its twentieth year of publication. When founding editor Jacques Barchilon published the journal’s inaugural issue in May 1987, he declared confidently that Marvels & Tales was not “just another little magazine, but the beginning of a long-lived review.” Two decades later his prediction holds true, for his ambitious initiative continues to bear fruit. Marvels & Tales—better known in its early years as Merveilles et contes—immediately found an international and multidisciplinary audience. Responding to the burgeoning interest in fairy tales that had taken hold in the 1970s and 1980s, Marvels & Tales offered scholars from around the world a unique forum in which to explore the fairy tale as it manifested itself in oral tradition, literature, children’s culture, art and illustration, film, and other forms. In short order, Marvels & Tales became what its founding editor had envisioned: a central forum for contemporary fairy-tale studies, a place where both new and established scholars from diverse disciplines could share their research across disciplinary boundaries and contribute to the cross-disciplinary conversation that the emerging field of fairy-tale studies required.Read more...