Writing

I have a book review (p. 193) in the latest issue of Marvels & Tales on John Lindow’s Trolls: An Unnatural History. I recommend it!

“Baba Yaga in the Classroom,” a short essay about keeping a feminist classroom, drawing from a beloved Fairy Tale, is up on the So to Speak blog.

A short non-fiction essay about the transgender possibilities of an ancient folktale “The Shift of Sex” is up on the excellent Tiny Donkey.

My paper on a powerful and strange Danish variant of “The Shift of Sex,” presented at the 2016 American Folklore Society conference, is available here on my blog.

My thesis, an analysis of variants of a rare folk tale type, “Shift of Sex,” is available online through the website of George Mason University.  It’s a fascinating tale wherein a woman dresses as a man, is amazing, and then transforms into a man and marries a princess.  I love it!