Dr. Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo publishes article in “Marvels & Tales”

Dr. Carmen Nolte

Dr. Carmen Nolte

UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo published a review of Marek C. Oziewicz’s book Justice in Young-Adult Speculative Fiction: A Cognitive Reading in fairy-tale studies journal “Marvels & Tales.”

Oziewicz’s study posits that, as Dr. Nolte-Odhiambo notes in the review, “the human mind understands justice through cognitive scripts that inform narratives,” and it locates particular potential for fostering justice consciousness in adolescent literature, specifically those texts that are speculative rather than realist. As such, Dr. Nolte-Odhiambo believes this thought-provoking book “presents an exciting new approach to both old and contemporary non-mimetic texts, allowing for different conceptions of justice to emerge in the stories we read and tell.”

“Marvels & Tales,” according to Wayne State University Press, “is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.”

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