Jennifer Orme

Jennifer Orme Title: Contract Faculty
Email: j.orme@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees:

PhD,  English Literature

2010 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

MA, English Literature

2002. York University, Toronto, ON.

BA, Honours Double Major: English and Humanities

1999. York University, Toronto, ON.

Biography:

Dr. Jennifer Orme is a scholar, writer, editor, researcher, and consultant who has taught for WGS at the University of Winnipeg, the Chang School of Continuing Education in Toronto, and the English and Women’s Studies departments for the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She is based in North York, ON. 

Her anthology, Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the 21st Century, co-edited with Dr. Cristina Bacchilega, features stories, visual art, comics, and other visual narratives of wonder.

Her scholarly publications include chapters on fairy tales from queer and narrative theoretical perspectives in Cinderella Across Cultures: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2016), Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (2012), Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works (2010), and in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies.

She was the Fabulist to the Curator at The Mysterious Package Company where she was Narrative Director, Narrative Designer and Writer of Under the Ceba Tree, and Narrative Designer and Writer of Filigree and Shadow, two of the company’s most successful multi-sensory “Experiences”. She also wrote extensively for MPC’s print-exclusive quarterly journal Curios & Conundrums.

Her current research is on wonder tales and justice, a topic on which she is developing some not-so-secret projects with Dr. Pauline Greenhill.

 

Courses:

WGS-2260-003: Girls, Women, and Popular Culture (Fall 2021, online)

WGS-2001-760: Gender & Folklore (Fall 2021, online)

WGS-3005-761: Gender in Fairy Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore (Winter 2022, online)

Publications:

Book

Co-editor with Cristina Bacchilega. Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the 21st Century. Wayne State University Press. 2021.

Scholarly Articles in Books and Journals

“‘I’m sure it all wears off by midnight’: Prince Cinders and a Fairy’s Queer Invitation.” Cinderella Across Cultures: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, and Monika Woźniak eds. Detroit: Wayne State UP. 2016: 215-231.

with Pauline Greenhill “Teaching ‘Gender in Fairy-Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore’ Online: Negotiating between Needs and Wants.” New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales.  Christa C. Jones and Claudia Schwabe, eds. Boulder, Colorado: UP Colorado. 2016: 206-226.

“A Wolf’s Queer Invitation: David Kaplan’s Little Red Riding Hood.Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies. Special Issue "Queer(ing) Fairy Tales." Lewis C. Seifert, ed. 29.1 (2015): 87-109.

“Happily Ever After...According to Our Tastes: Jeanette Winterson’s Twelve Dancing Princesses and Queer Possibility.” Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms. Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill, eds.  Wayne State University Press. 2012: 140-160.

 “Narrative Desire and Disobedience in Pan’s Labyrinth.”  Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies. 24.2 (2010): 219-234.

“Mouth to Mouth: Queer Desires in Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies. 24.1 (2010): 116-130.

 “Stories to Live By: Re-Framing Scheherezade in Arabian Nights the Mini-Series.” Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Phyllis Frus & Christy Williams, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 2010: 144-155.

Dissertation

Mouth to Mouth: Storytellers and Desire in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Fiction and Film. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. 2010.

Feature Magazine Articles

“Queer enchantments: Finding fairy tales to suit a rainbow of desires.”  Feature article for Xtra Magazine. 25 September, 2020. https://www.dailyxtra.com/modern-queer-fairy-tales-181231

“Clear and queer conversations about intimate partner violence” Feature article for Xtra Magazine.  March 26, 2020. https://www.dailyxtra.com/queer-intimate-partner-violence-ipv-168957

Narrative Design and Lead Writer

Hunt for the Forgotten Tomb. Toronto: The Mysterious Package Company. 2017. (Lead writer)

Filigree In Shadow. Toronto: The Mysterious Package Company. 2017. (Narrative Designer & Lead Writer)

Quest of the Were Jaguar. (originally, Under the Ceiba Tree). Toronto: The Mysterious Package Company. 2016. (Project Manager, Narrative Designer & Lead Writer).

Podcast Scripts

“The Yellow Cylinder.” with Scott Emerson Moyle. The Boundless Library. October 31, 2019. https://borrowings.theboundlesslibrary.com/episodes/the-yellow-cylinder

“The Ensuing Handkerchief” with Scott Emerson Moyle. The Boundless Library. October 17, 2019. https://borrowings.theboundlesslibrary.com/episodes/a-followup-handkerchief

“A Foundational Tale.” with Scott Emerson Moyle. The Boundless Library. October 3, 2019. https://borrowings.theboundlesslibrary.com/episodes/possibly-the-first-valve

“The Calico Cat”. The Boundless Library. September 19, 2019. https://borrowings.theboundlesslibrary.com/episodes/the-calico-cloak

Selected Presentations/Lectures

“Feminist Teaching Practices Online.” Workshop for Women’s & Gender Studies and Disability Studies Departments at the University of Winnipeg. Zoom Workshop. July 2020.

“A Dirty Fairy’s Queer Invitation.” Invited Guest Lecture for Fantasy and Children’s Culture: HUMA4145 6.0, Humanities Department, York University. Toronto On. July 2016.

““I'm sure it will wear off by midnight” Prince Cinders and a Queer Invitation to the Revisionists’ Ball.” Invited Lecture: English Brown Bag Series: Discussions on Writing and Literature. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. October 2015. 

“Fairy Tales and the Scientific Imagination.” Panelist. International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL. March 2015.

“Can a Dirty Fairy Send Queer Theory to the Fairy-Tale Studies Ball?” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. Refereed. October 2013.

“Monstrous Fairy-Tale Sex: A Girl and Her Queer Wolf.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, ON. Refereed. April 2013.

“Happily Ever After...According to Our Tastes: Jeanette Winterson’s Twelve Dancing Princesses and Queer Possibility.” The American Folklore Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Refereed. October 2012.

“Happily Ever After...According to Our Tastes: Jeanette Winterson’s Twelve Dancing Princesses and Queer Possibility.” The Folklore Studies Association of Canada Annual Meeting at the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Montréal, QC. Refereed. May 2010.

 “Mouth to Mouth: Queer Desire in Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch.” The Fairy Tale After Angela Carter. University of East Anglia, UK. Refereed. April 2009

“Jack Zipes Introduction.” Folktales and Fairy Tales: Translation, Colonialism, and Cinema, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa International Symposium. Honolulu, HI. September 2008.