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      Anne E. Duggan is Professor of French in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University. Working between the French early modern tale tradition and twentieth- and twenty-first century French fairy-tale film, her most recent books include  Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World (4 vols. co-edited with Donald Haase, with Helen Callow); Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy (2013; translated as Enchantements désenchantés: les contes queer de Jacques Demy, 2015). With Cristina Bacchilega, Professor Duggan is co-editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies.


      PhD University of Minnesota, 1998



      1. Julie L. J. Koehler, Shandi Lynne Wagner, Anne E. Duggan, and Adrion Dula, eds., and trans. Women Writing Wonder: An Anthology of Subversive Nineteenth-Century British, French, and German Fairy Tales. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2021.

      2. Duggan, Anne E., General Editor, A Cultural History of Fairy Tales, 6 vols. Bloomsbury: 2021.

      3. Duggan, Anne E., ed. A Cultural History of Fairy Tales: The Long Eighteenth Century. Vol. 4 of A Culture History of Fairy Tales. Bloomsbury, 2021.

      4. Duggan, Anne E. Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France. Second edition 2021.

      5. Duggan, Anne E., and Donald Haase, eds. With Helen Callow. Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World. Second revised and expanded edition of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktale and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase. 4 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2016.

      6. Enchantements désenchantés: les contes queer de Jacques Demy. Trans. Jean-François Cornu. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015. Translation of Queer Enchantments.

      7. Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.

      8. Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005.


      1. “Gender, Class, and Human/Non-Human Fluidity in Théodore and Hippolyte Cogninards’ féerieThe White Cat.” Special issue “Gender Fluidity in Early-Modern to Post-Modern Children’s Literature and Cutlure, eds. Sophie Raynard and Charlotte Trinquet du Lys. Open Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 2021, pp. 208-220.

      2. “Remédiatisation et recodage des Mille et Une NuitsSchéhérazade de Florence Miailhe.” Féeries: Etudes sur le conte de fées. Forthcoming.

      3. Métissage and the Literary Field of the French Enlightenment: The Impact of Galland’s Translation of the Arabian Nights.” The Thousand and One Nights: Sources and Transformations in Literature, Art, and Science. Ed. Ibrahim Akel and William Granara. Leiden: Brill, 2020. 69-81.

      4. “Regenrer Schéhérazade et Shariar: Les Mille et un jours et Les Quarante Vizirs de François Pétis de la Crois.” Oeuvres & Critiques. XLV.1 (2020) 31-45.

      5.  “Monstrous Modernity on French Television: La Brigade des maléfices.” Special Issue of Marvels & Tales. Ed. Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy. Forthcoming.

      6. “Madeleine de Scudéry’s Animal Sublime, or Of Chameleons.” Ecozon (2016): 28-42.

      7. “From Genie to Efreet: Fantastic Apparitions in the Tales of The Arabian Nights.Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts (2015): 113-25.

      8. “The Reception of the Grimms in Nineteenth-Century France: Volkspoesie and the Reconceptualization of the French Fairy-Tale Tradition.” Fabula: Journal of Folklore Studies 3/4 (2014): 260-85.

      9. “Epicurean Cannibalism, or France Gone Savage,” French Studies (October 2013): 463-77.

      10. “The Revolutionary Undoing of the Maiden Warrior in Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles and Jacques Demy’s Lady Oscar,” Marvels & Tales (Spring 2013): 34-51.

      11. Damaris et Aloph, ou textes en miroir,” XVIIe siècle (April 2011): 197-203.

      12. “Rape and Sociopolitical Positioning in the Histoire tragique,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. V (Fall 2010): 137-65.

      13. “Diabolical Schemes and Infernal Punishments: The Cases of Ravaillac and The Concinis,” Modern Language Review (April 2010): 384-404.

      14. “Women Subdued: the Abjectification and Purification of Female Characters in Perrault’s Tales,” Romanic Review (2008): 211-26.

      15. “Women and Absolutism in French Opera and Fairy Tale,” The French Review (December 2004): 302-15.

      16. “A View from the ‘Other’ Side: Zilia as Cultural Critic,” Studi Francesi (January-April 2002): 41-53.

      17. “Nature and Culture in the Fairy Tale of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy,” Marvels & Tales (2001): 149-67.

      18. “Feminine Genealogy, Matriarchy, and Utopia in the Fairy Tale of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy,” Neophilologus (April 1998): 199-208.

      19. “The Ticquet Affair as Recounted in Madame Dunoyer’s Lettres Historiques et Galantes: the Defiant Galante Femme,” Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature 46 (1997): 259-76.

      20. “Lovers, Salon and State: La Carte de Tendre and the Mapping of Socio-Political Relations,” Dalhousie French Studies 36 (Fall 1996): 15-22.


      1. “L’Adultère dans l’histoire tragique,” Le mariage dans la littérature narrative avant 1800, Les Actes de la SATOR. Collection La République des Lettres, Peeters, 2014. 651-61.

      2. “Tranquillité et représentation: Saint François de Sales vu par Jean-Pierre Camus,” with Max Vernet, Sylvie Robic, and Elodie Vignon. Origines: Acts of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Ed. Russell Ganim and Thomas Carr. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 2009. 325-37.

      3. “Le Temps de l’Hérésie: l’ancienneté du protestantisme chez Jean-Pierre Camus,” Tempus in fabula. La Topoï de la temporalité narrative dans la fiction d’Ancien Régime. Quebec: Presses de l’Université de Laval, 2006. 175-83.

      4. “The Virgin and the Whore: Images of the Catholic Church and Protestant Heresy in Camus,” Relations and Relationships in Seventeenth-Century Literature, Actes du 36e congrès de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Ed. Jennifer Perlmutter. Tubingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2006. 133-141.

      5. “Good and Bad Bread: Sacrificing the Sacred and Abject Other in Jean-Pierre Camus.” Victims and Victimization in French and Francophone Literature. French Literature Series XXXII (2005): 73-85.

      6. Clélie, Histoire Romaine, or Writing the Nation,” Le savoir en France au XVIIe siècle, Actes du colloque organisé par la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Tubingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2003. 71-79.

      7. “Gossip and/as History: Madeleine de Scudéry’s Gazette de Tendre,” Working Papers in Romance Literatures and Philology 1 (Fall 1996): 1-9.


      1. “Gender.” Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media. Co-edited by Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer. Forthcoming.

      2. “Binary Outlaws: Queering the Classical Tale in François Ozon’s Criminal Lovers and Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty.” New Approaches to Teaching Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. University of Colorado Press, 2016. 191-205.

      3. “The Fairy-Tale film in France: Postwar Reimagnings.” Fairy-Tale Films beyond Disney: International Perspectives. Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston. New York: Routledge, 2016. 64-79.

      4. “Ideology and the Importance of Socio-Political and Gender Contexts.” Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Tales and New Critical Perspectives. Ed. Christine A. Jones and Jennifer Schacker. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2012. 518-22.

      5. “Adults at Play.” Remapping the Humanities: Identity, Community, Memory, (Post)Modernity. Ed. Mary Garrett, Heidi Gottfried, and Sandra VanBurkleo. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2008. 202-18.

      6. In Archetypes and Motifs: A Handbook. Ed. Hasan El-Shamy and Jane Garry. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005. “The Kind and Unkind, Motif Q2” (with Ruth Stotter), 371-77. “Persecuted Wife, Motifs S410-S451,” 409-16. “Conception and Birth, Motifs T500-T599,” 419-24. “Incest, Various Motifs in A (and T)” (with D. L. Ashliman), 432-41.

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