Intellectual Heritage






Linda J. Lee is a folklorist with advanced degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania. She is an instructional designer for the Wharton School, where she helps faculty use technology in their courses, and she teaches humanities and folklore courses at Temple and Penn. An expert in fairy tales who delights in upsetting people’s assumptions about the stories they heard as children, she co-curated the "Grimms' Anatomy: Magic and Medicine 1812-2012" exhibit currently on display at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on fairy tales in contemporary media, including reality TV and popular romance novels. She has also studied Halloween and contemporary traditions of Salem, Massachusetts, related to the witch trials of 1692. Her research interests include gender and folk narrative; women's popular fiction; popular culture transformations of folklore; urban legends; and witchcraft legends, beliefs, and traditions.


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