(7/21/04 8:43 am)
Marian Roalfe Cox -- Helen or others?|
Editor's Note 2/21/2006: Marian Roalfe
is now available exclusively on SurLaLune for reading. I'm putting
this here since this page is currently a top result for a Google
search of "Marian Roalfe Cox."
Delurking to seek help on my recurring fascination with Victorian
In particular right now I'm trying to find information on Marian
Roalfe Cox, who was a member of the Folk-Lore Society and authored
the first comparative work on a specific tale by gathering together
345 variants of the Cinderella tale.
Interestingly, a Google search turned up a couple of oil paintings
by Cox, held by the British Government Art Collection. I also
found some brief references in BRITISH
FOLKLORISTS by Richard Dorson, and in WOMEN
AND TRADITION edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson and Carmen Blacker.
I saw an old post from Helen saying that she too was interested
in Marian Roalfe Cox, and wondered if she or anyone else turned
up more information. There's hardly anything online, so it's time
for an old fashioned print search! An earlier poster suggested
the ENZYKLOPAEDIE DES MAERCHENS, but I cannot read German.
I'm an amateur scholar, so if I'm being dense in my research methods,
please forgive me!
(7/21/04 9:52 am)
Re: Marian Roalfe Cox -- Helen or others?|
It sounds as though you've found almost all of the sources that
I've found: my one further recommendation would be an essay located
in last year's anthology _A
Companion to the Fairy Tale_ (ed. Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anne
Chaudhri), titled "Unknown Cinderella: The Contribution of
Marian Roalfe Cox to the Study of the Fairy Tale," written
by Pat Schaefer. It covers mostly the same material as _British
Folklorists_ or _Women
and Tradition_, but it has some interesting tidbits!
Best of luck,