AboutMy research on German, French, English, and American fairy tales, folktales, literature, and film spans topics from the 18th century to the present. I am general editor of the Series in Fairy-Tale Studies published by Wayne State University Press and former editor of the international journal Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. I serve on the editorial boards of Marvels & Tales and Narrative Culture; and on the advisory board of Fairy Tale Review and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy.
EducationPhD, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979.
MA, German, University of Cincinnati, 1973
BA, German, University of Cincinnati, 1972
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MembershipsModern Language Society
American Folklore Society
International Society for Folk Narrative Research