I teach fairy tale, fantasy and children’s literature at Monash University. My PhD was on Disney animated and theatrical musicals and I can still sing all the lyrics to “Gaston.” My work has been published in a range of academic journals, including Women’s Studies in Communication, The Drama Review, Children’s Literature and Marvels & Tales, and in a few books, too, like The Gothic in Children’s Literature. I’ve also started publishing some of my own stories, including “Old & Cursed” in As You Wish.


What are my favourite fairy tales? William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’s “Finette Cendron” and “The Yellow Dwarf.”


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  1. Hello there,

    I wasn’t quite sure how to contact you, so here goes!!

    We are contacting you because we would very much appreciate your posting a link to our website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (iff@uwinnipeg.ca). Here is some text you might want to include.

    We introduce the International Fairy-Tale Filmography, iftf.uwinnipeg.ca, created by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston. It is available free of charge, open access to all users.

    This database is currently searchable by title, director, person, company, country, language, or origin (Aarne-Thompon-Uther tale-type names and numbers and/or literary fairy-tale titles and authors). It was funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

    As this project is ongoing, we encourage users to suggest films under “Contribute.” There is also a “How-To Video” and further information on fairy tales and fairy-tale films.

    Thanks for you consideration!

    Lauren Bosc
    Sent on behalf of Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston.

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