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Catherine Tosenberger

Catherine Tosenberger Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 204.786.9354
Office: 2A41
Building: Ashdown
Email: c.tosenberger@uwinnipeg.ca

I am currently working on multiple areas of research into fairy tales and folklore, primarily the use of fairy tales in pornography and erotica; the use of folklore in Neo-Pagan religions; young adult literature and folklore, and folklore and sexuality. I received my MA in folklore from Ohio State University, and my PhD in children’s literature and folklore from the University of Florida.

Teaching Areas:
Young People’s Texts and Cultures, folklore


(F) ENGL-1004-001 Reading Culture

(F) ENGL-3756-001 Topics in Ancient Literature

(F) ENGL-4160-001 Topics in YPTC


“Mature Poets Steal: Children’s Literature and the Unpublishability of

Fanfiction.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, forthcoming.

“The True (False) Bride and the False (True) Bridegroom:  ‘Fitcher’s Bird’ and Gendered

Virtue and Villainy.”  Transgressive Tales:  Interpreting Grimm Sex.  Ed. Pauline

Greenhill and Kay Turner.  Wayne State University Press, 2012. 207-21.

“’Kinda Like the Folklore of Its Day’:  Supernatural, Fairy Tales, and Ostension.”

Transformative Works and Cultures:  “Saving People, Hunting Things”: Special

Issue on Supernatural 4 (2010).                                    


“’The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean’:  Supernatural and the Romance of Incestuous

Fan Fiction.”  Transformative Works and Cultures 1 (2008).


 “’Oh my God, the Fanfiction!’  Dumbledore’s Outing and the Online Harry Potter

Fandom.”  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 33:2 (2008), 200-206.

“Homosexuality at the Online Hogwarts:  Harry Potter Slash Fanfiction.”  Children’s

Literature 36 (2008), 185-207.