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Our thanks to Prof. Nikolajeva as she retires from our Advisory Board

Prof. Maria Nikolajeva has retired from our Advisory Board and all other academic activities. We are very grateful for her work with us, and wish her a long and happy retirement. Maria Nikolajeva was Professor of Education at Homerton College … Continue reading

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Colin Manlove, 1942-2020

Colin Manlove (4 May 1942 – 1 June 2020) was an Falkirk-born writer and literary critic with a particular interest in fantasy works. From not having read any fantasy literature before undertaking his postgraduate degree, Manlove became a pre-eminent scholar … Continue reading

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Call-out for reviewers

The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction is looking for volunteer reviewers for poetry and fiction submissions to Gramarye. Reviewers would only review as many pieces as they were comfortable with – from one to eight pieces … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Articles, creative writing, reviews and visual art relating to fairy tales, fantasy and speculative fiction

The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction seeks articles, book reviews and creative writing relating to literary and historical approaches to fairy tales, fantasy, Gothic, magic realism, science fiction and speculative fiction for Gramarye, its peer-reviewed journal … Continue reading

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Gossip & Tales

The latest newsletter can be found on Issuu or downloaded as a pdf here.

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Call for Submissions: Articles, creative writing and reviews relating to the work of Prof. Bill Gray in folklore, fairy tales and the fantastic

The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tale, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction seeks articles, book reviews and creative writing relating to literary and historical approaches to folklore, fairy tales, fantasy, Gothic, magic realism, science fiction and speculative fiction for a special issue … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Fabled Coast

The Fabled Coast Coastal and Maritime Folklore, Superstitions and Customs Deadline 25th January 2019 Conference Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tale and Fantasy, University of Chichester For centuries, the unfathomable deep has been subject … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Articles and reviews on Robert Holdstock’s writing

Robert Holdstock – a celebration of ‘Mythago Wood’ ‘No other author has so successfully captured the magic of the wildwood’, Michael Moorcock Call for Submissions: Articles and reviews on Robert Holdstock’s writing With the tenth anniversary of Robert Holdstock’s death … Continue reading

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CfP – Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald: An Influential Friendship

‘Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald: An Influential Friendship’Saturday, 1 September 2018 “While Dodgson, the … mathematician who hated inaccuracy, loved to question the very multiplication table’s veracity, my father, the poet, who hated any touch of irreverence, could laugh till … Continue reading

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Images in Catriona McAra’s piece, Gramarye issue 12

Sisters of the Moon at ArtFacts.net Max Ernst’s Alice Child. Max Ernst, Two Children are threatened by a Nightingale at WikiArt. Grandmother Moorhead’s Aromatic Kitchen at Artstack. And Then We Saw The Daughter of the Minotaur at Artstack. How Doth … Continue reading

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Puck of Pook’s Hill Art Competition

Part of Arthur Rackham in Sussex: A 150th Birthday Celebration About the competition The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy will present an exhibition of Arthur Rackham’s works in Sussex for his 150th birthday at the National Trust’s … Continue reading

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CfP: Arthur Rackham in Sussex on his 150th birthday

Deadline 31 March 2017 Symposium Saturday 16/9/2017 at the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tale and Fantasy, University of Chichester. ‘I can only say that I firmly believe in the greatest, stimulating and educative power of imaginative, fantastic, and playful … Continue reading

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Where do fairy tales begin? A new book from Prof. Bill Gray explores their origins.

The World Treasury of Fairy Tales and Folklore is a stunning collection of fairy tales from around the world, compiled by Prof. William Gray, founding director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy here at the University … Continue reading

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A graph of folktales in Sussex and the South Downs

The Sussex Centre’s map of folktales in Sussex and the South Downs has been converted into a graph. Ghost stories are the most popular folktale across Sussex and the South Downs. Sunken bell stories make a close second, although this … Continue reading

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June-July newsletter

All our newsletters are available on Issuu.com. Click on the Jun-Jul 2015 newsletter to find out about our upcoming events, links to videos of all the Wonderlands symposium panels, and a breakdown of statistics from our map of folklore.

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