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  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Placesby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...

  • Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internetby Trevor J. Blank

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Trevor Blank broke new ground for the field of folklore studies in this essay by rationalizing the study of the internet as an important area of expressive vernacular culture. Pushing back against traditionalists who dismissed the digital as simply the domain of technicians and mass media, Blank argues that "from the earliest moments of the modern... more...

  • Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theoryby Veronica L. Schanoes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Testing the relationship between feminist psychoanalytic theory and feminist retellings of fairy tales and myths in the 1970s and 1990s, Schanoes shows that these contemporaneous developments in theory and art advance complementary interpretations of the same themes. Her book posits a new model that emphasizes the interdependence of theory and art... more...

  • Signifying Animalsby Roy Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    A fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures. Reconsiders the concept of totemism and exposes common fallacies in symbolic interpretation. more...

  • The Power of the Bullby Michael Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated... more...

  • The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Loreby John Phd Dececco; Devdutt Pattanaik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore is a compilation of traditional Hindu stories with a common thread: sexual transformation and gender metamorphosis. As the author states, “Every culture has sacred narratives that capture its worldview. Among them, one occasionally finds stories that seem to rupture the traditional discourse.... more...

  • Traditional Storytelling Todayby Margaret Read MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Edi Colore, der Farbenvampirby Jacqueline Kauer; Daniel Kauer

    KaleaBook 2013; US$ 13.99

    Lust auf Farbe? Lust auf Kreativität? Edi Colore, der Farbenvampir, nimmt dich mit auf eine spannende, bunte und kreative Reise in die Welt der Farben. Erfahre alles über den coolen Edi und seine farbenfrohen Ideen und lass dich von ihm inspirieren, deine eigenen Kunstwerke zu malen. Tauche ein in ein buntes Abenteuer. Tolle Tipps und viel Wissenswertes... more...

  • The White Devilby Matthew Beresford

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris , the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just... more...