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Author Information: Wolfgang Mieder



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One of today's leading folklorists, Wolfgang Mieder is a Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. He has written and edited over twenty books and numerous articles in English or German on fairy tales, proverbs, legends, folksongs, nursery rhymes, and literary topics, including the fairy-tale poetry anthology Disenchantments. Two of his English-language books are International Proverb Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography (1982) and, with Alan Dundes, The Wisdom of Many: Essays on the Proverb (1981). He is the editor of three ongoing projects: Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, a Swiss series of books on proverb research, and a reprint series of books published in West Germany.

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