Just a quick drop-in to the blog (preparation for fairy tale teaching in Tuscany and fairy tale salons is swallowing up chunks of time), but in the last couple of weeks, I wrote two quick pieces. One, with Deb Waterhouse-Watson, has just been published on The Conversation. It's about the latest proliferation of Snow Whites and I managed to wiggle into the piece my current obsession with Finette.
The other is a piece on mermaids. It doesn't cover everything, but it points to some interesting background to the cultural idea of the mermaid.