- The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction is based at the University of Chichester.
- Call for Submissions: Articles, creative writing and reviews relating to the work of Prof. Bill Gray in folklore, fairy tales and the fantastic
- Gossip & Tales
- Call for Papers: The Fabled Coast
- Call for Submissions: Articles and reviews on Robert Holdstock’s writing
- CfP – Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald: An Influential Friendship
- Images in Catriona McAra’s piece, Gramarye issue 12
- Puck of Pook’s Hill Art Competition
- CfP: Arthur Rackham in Sussex on his 150th birthday
- Where do fairy tales begin? A new book from Prof. Bill Gray explores their origins.
- A graph of folktales in Sussex and the South Downs
- June-July newsletter
- The Folklore Map of Sussex and the South Downs
- Jack Zipes on the ‘rediscovered’ Schönwerth fairy tales
- Tom Shippey to speak on ‘The American Fantasy Tradition’
- Talking of Grimm Girls: An illustrated talk
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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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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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
UPDATE: The final version of the map can now be found at www.chi.ac.uk/folklore-map . The Folklore Map of Sussex and the South Downs Click on the above link to download a free interactive map (pdf) of folklore in Sussex and … Continue reading
There has been considerable media attention given to the discovery of new folktales by German scholar Franz Xaver von Schönwerth. A selection of Schönwerth’s folktales has been published in German under the title of Prinz Roßwifl (‘Roßwifl’ is a local … Continue reading
The American Fantasy Tradition Tuesday 25 February, Cloisters University of Chichester 5.15 – 6.30pm: Prof Tom Shippey, leading expert on Tolkien and modern fantasy (The Road to Middle-earth, J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century and The Oxford Book … Continue reading
An illustrated talk by Dr Anne Anderson, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Chichester, in conversation with Professor Bill Gray, Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. Hear how the gallery’s exhibition Grimm Girls: Picturing … Continue reading