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Benson, Stephen. “Angela Carter and the Literary Märchen: A Review Essay.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 12, no. 1, 1998, pp. 23–51. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41388480.

Brooke, Patricia. "Lyons and Tigers and Wolves - Oh My! Revisionary Fairy Tales in the Work of Angela Carter." Critical Survey, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2004, pp. 67-88. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=15113261&site=eds-live.

Fiorato, Sidia. "“Juridical Issues in Contemporary Fairy Tales: The Case of Angela Carter”." Short Story Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 251, Gale, 2018. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420124231/LitRC?u=mlin_m_cambsch&sid=LitRC&xid=32e02a81. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018.

de la Rochère, M. H. D. "From the Bloody Chamber to the Cabinet de Curiosités: Angela Carter’s Curious Alices Through the Looking Glass of Languages." Marvels & Tales, vol. 30 no. 2, 2016, pp. 284-304. Project MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/655152.

Gamble, Sarah. "Penetrating to the Heart of the Bloody Chamber: Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale." Short Story Criticism, edited by Jelena O. Krstovic, vol. 151, Gale, 2011. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420105205/LitRC?u=mlin_m_cambsch&sid=LitRC&xid=a064f06f. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018. Originally published in Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale, edited by Stephen Benson, Wayne State University Press, 2008, pp. 20-46

Haase, Donald. “Feminist Fairy-Tale Scholarship: A Critical Survey and Bibliography.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 14, no. 1, 2000, pp. 15–63. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41380741.

Jennings, Kristine. "Moonlit Mirrors, Bloody Chambers, and Tender Wolves: Identity and Sexuality in Angela Carter's 'Wolf-Alice'." Studies in the Literary Imagination, no. 1, 2014, p. 89. EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.429736835&site=eds-live.

Joosen, Vanessa. “Back to Ölenberg: An Intertextual Dialogue between Fairy-Tale Retellings and the Sociohistorical Study of the Grimm Tales.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 24, no. 1, 2010, pp. 99–115. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41389029.

Jorgensen, Jeana. “Innocent Initiations: Female Agency in Eroticized Fairy Tales.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 22, no. 1, 2008, pp. 27–37. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41388856.

Kaiser, Mary. "Fairy Tale as Sexual Allegory: Intertextuality in Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber.' (Angela Carter)." The Review of Contemporary Fiction, no. 3, 1994, p. 30. EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.15906135&site=eds-live.

Parker, Emma. "The Consumption of Angela Carter: Women, Food, and Power." Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Janet Witalec, vol. 139, Gale, 2003. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420052825/LitRC?u=mlin_m_cambsch&sid=LitRC&xid=c8af55bc. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018. Originally published in Ariel, vol. 31, no. 3, July 2000, pp. 141-169.

Sage, Lorna. “Angela Carter: The Fairy Tale.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 12, no. 1, 1998, pp. 52–69. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41388481.

Sheets, Robin Ann. “Pornography, Fairy Tales, and Feminism: Angela Carter's ‘The Bloody Chamber.’” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 1, no. 4, 1991, pp. 633–657. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3704419.

Tatar, Maria M. "Beauties vs. Beasts in the Grimms' Nursery and Household Tales." Short Story Criticism, edited by Rachelle Mucha and Thomas J. Schoenberg, vol. 88, Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420071468/LitRC?u=mlin_m_cambsch&sid=LitRC&xid=f3466726. Accessed 12 Apr. 2018. Originally published in The Brothers Grimm and Folktale, edited by James M. McGlathery, et al., University of Illinois Press, 1988, pp. 133-145.

Tatar, Maria. “Show and Tell: Sleeping Beauty as Verbal Icon and Seductive Story.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 28, no. 1, 2014, pp. 142–158. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.13110/marvelstales.28.1.0142.

Tatar, M. M. ""From Rags to Riches: Fairy Tales and the Family Romance"." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 7 no. 2, 1982, pp. 31-34. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/chq.0.0644

Tatar, M. "Tests, Tasks, and Trials in the Grimms' Fairy Tales." Children's Literature, vol. 13 no. 1, 1985, pp. 31-48. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/chl.0.0658

Tatar, Maria. “Why Fairy Tales Matter: The Performative and the Transformative.” Western Folklore, vol. 69, no. 1, 2010, pp. 55–64. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25735284.

Wisker, Gina. "Angela Carter's Revelations and Revaluations of Dark Desires: Unwinding the Winding Sheets of Constraining Myths and Horror." Hecate, vol. 43, no. 1/2, Jan. 2017, pp. 43-61. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=131627102&site=eds-live.

Zipes, J. "Two Hundred Years After Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and Their Tales in Germany." Marvels & Tales, vol. 28 no. 1, 2014, pp. 54-74. Project MUSE, http://muse.jhu.edu/article/546496.

Zipes, Jack. “Crossing Boundaries with Wise Girls: Angela Carter's Fairy Tales for Children.” Marvels & Tales, vol. 12, no. 1, 1998, pp. 147–154. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41388487.


Benson, Stephen. Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale. Wayne State University Press, 2008. Series in Fairy-tale Studies. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=435029&site=ehost-live.

Lau, Kimberly J. Erotic Infidelities : Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber. Wayne State University Press, 2014. Series in Fairy-tale Studies. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1052031&site=ehost-live.

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When you find sources that will be valuable to your research question (and ultimately your thesis statement), you will begin to organize them in what's called an annotated bibliography. What is it? It is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents where each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 to 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation.

Your annotated bibliography must include the following three things for each source:

  • the citation (in MLA format)
  • a short summary of the source
  • your personal thoughts and insights from the source