(9/29/03 10:00 am)
Orals fields ... advice?|
I'm currently in the process of putting together my Orals reading lists, and it occurred to me that this was undoubtedly the best possible resource that a graduate student could ask for. I'm planning to make fairy tales and folklore my major field, 19th century fantasy and 20th century science fiction my minor fields; this means that I'm looking for approximately fifty texts in the former, and twenty-five in both the latter, including both primary texts and criticism. I have a fairly good idea of what the key works are, but I figured that it could never hurt to get independent corroboration, or suggestions towards important pieces that I might not be aware of. I'm going to post my in-progress list for fairy tales - it's closest to being complete, at this point - and if there are any gaps, please castigate me, chastise me, and let me know. Thanks in advance - I really appreciate this!
Fairy Tales and Folklore
Crane, Thomas. Italian Popular Folktales. Ed. and trans. by Jack Zipes, Oxford University Press, 2003.
Cole, Joanna. Best-Loved Folktales of the World, Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1983.
Cooper, David. Traditional Slovak Folktales, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2001.
Goethe, Tieck, Fouque, Brentano. Romantic Fairy Tales, ed. Carol Tully, New York, New York, Penguin Books, 2000.
Guterman, Norman. Russian Fairy Tales, Collected by Alexander Afanasyev, Pantheon Books, New York, 1973.
Haney, Jack. Russian Wondertales II: Tales of Magic and the Supernatural. M.E. Sharpe, New York, 2001.
Lang, Andrew. The Blue Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Brown Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Crimson Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Green Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Grey Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Lilac Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Olive Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Orange Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Pink Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Red Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Violet Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Lang, Andrew. The Yellow Fairy Book, Dover Books, 1966.
Tatar, Maria. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2002.
Tatar, Marina. The Classic Fairy Tales, W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.
Windling, Terri. The Armless Maiden and Other Tales For Childhood’s Survivors, Tor Books, 1995.
Zipes, Jack. Beauty and the Beast and other Classic French Fairy Tales, Signet Classic, 1989.
Zipes, Jack. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition, W.W. Norton and Company, 2001.
Anderson, Graham. Fairytales in the Ancient World, Routledge, 2000.
Aarne, Antti Amatus. The Types of the Folktale, trans. Sith Thompson, 1964, Indiana University.
Bendix, Regina. In Search of Authenticity, The University of Wisconsin Press,
Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Vintage Books, 1975.
Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives, Basic Books, 1999.
Dorsen, Richard M.. Folklore and Fakelore, Harvard University Press, 1976.
Dundes, Andes. Folklore Matters, The University of Tennessee Press, 1989.
Haney, Jack. An Introduction to the Russian Folktale, M.E. Sharpe, London, 1999.
Harries, Elizabeth Wanning. Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale, Princeton University Press, 2001.
Ivanits, Linda J.. Russian Folk Belief. M.E. Sharpe, New York, 1992
Luthi, Max. Once Upon a Time on the Nature of Fairy Tales, Indiana University Press, 1976.
Metzger, Michael M., and Mommsen, Katherine, ed.. Fairy Tales as Ways of Knowing: Essays on Marchen in Psychology, Society, and Literature, Peter Lang, 1981.
Meyer, Rudolf. The Wisdom of Fairy Tales. Floris Books, 2001.
Propp, Vladimir. Morphology of the Folktale, trans. Laurence Scott, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1994
Tatar, Maria. The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Princeton University Press, 1987.
Tatar, Maria. Off With Their Heads!, Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood, Princeton University Press, 1992.
von Franz, Maria Louise. Individuation in Fairy Tales, Spring Publications, 1982.
von Franz, Maria Louise. Problems of the Feminine in Fairy Tales, Spring Publications, Inc., 1972.
von Franz, Maria Louise. Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, Spring Publications, Inc., 1983.
Warner, Elizabeth. Russian Myths, University of Texas Press, 2002.
Warner, Marina. From The Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, The Noonday Press, 1994.
Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie, and Folklore in the Literature of Childhood, Philomel Books, 1981.
Zipes, Jack. The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2002.
Zipes, Jack. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry, Routledge, 1997.
Zipes, Jack. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, Oxford University Press, 2000.
19th Century Fantasy
Gilbert, Sandra M. & Gubar, Susan. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth Century Imagination, New Haven and London Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 1984.
Huang, Mei. Transforming the Cinderella Dream: From Frances Burney to Charlotte Brontë, Rutgers University Press, Rutgers, New Jersey, 1990.
Knoepflmacher, U.C.. Ventures Into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity, The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Silver, Carole G.. Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Timmerman, John H.. Other Worlds: The Fantasy Genre, Bowling Green University
Popular Press, 1983.
20th century Science Fiction
Freedman, Carl. Critical Theory and Science Fiction. Weslyan University Press, 2000.
Wolfe, Gary K.. Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Glossary and Guide to Scholarship. Greenwood Press, 1986.
(9/29/03 4:54 pm)
Re: Orals fields ... advice?|
It may be too focused for your purposes, but I have just finished Tom Shippey's new critical work on Tolkien (sorry, the exact title escapes me, as I don't have the book here -- something unassuming like "The Author of the Century") and it thoroughly covers a lot of ground from the standpoint of the old myth and linguistics that Tolkien plumbed, as well as considering the pagan/Christian contrast in the moral implications, which might be quite useful. I have the idea it would be rewarding to take a peek into anyway, and it's lucid and readable as well.
Edited by: chirons daughter at: 9/29/03 4:55 pm