National Fantasies

  • Nancy L. Canepa
Keywords: fantasy


Review of:

Myers, Lindsay. Making the Italians: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy. Bern: Lang, 2012.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2014.0014

Author Biography

Nancy L. Canepa

Nancy L. Canepa is an Associate Professor of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, where she teaches courses in Italian, Comparative Literature, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her scholarly interests include early modern Italian literature and culture, fairy tales, dialect literature, and translation. Her publications and translations include The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones (2007), The Adventures of Pinocchio (2002), From Court to Forest: Giambattista Basile’s “Lo cunto de li cunti” and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale (1999), and Out of the Woods: The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France (1997). The volumes The Enchanted Boot: An Anthology of Italian Fairy Tales and Teaching Fairy Tales are forthcoming.

How to Cite
Canepa, N. L. (2014). National Fantasies. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 6(2). Retrieved from
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