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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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Gossip & Tales

The latest newsletter can be found at https://issuu.com/scfff/docs

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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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The Folklore Map of Sussex and the South Downs

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

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Jack Zipes on the ‘rediscovered’ Schönwerth fairy tales

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

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Tom Shippey to speak on ‘The American Fantasy Tradition’

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

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Talking of Grimm Girls: An illustrated talk

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

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Sussex Centre assistant during Heather Robbins’s maternity leave

I am delighted to announce that the Sussex Centre assistant during Heather Robbins’s maternity leave will be Kathryn Seal. I am grateful to all the applicants for their interest in the Sussex Centre post, and especially to the six short-listed … Continue reading

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Grimm Girls: Picturing the ‘Princess’

Grimm Girls: Picturing the ‘Princess’ Exhibition, Otter Gallery, 23 November 2013 – 26 January 2014 This exhibition will feature the illustrations of six familiar and much-loved fairy-tales – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Beauty … Continue reading

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Assistant for Sussex Centre sought

Assistant for The Sussex Centre Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover – up to 6 months) Variable hours, averaging 11 hours per week Fuller details available on Chichester University website under ‘Jobs’ Whilst situated in Sussex, the Centre brings together writers … Continue reading

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Mother Goose’s British Afterlife

Read about MOTHER GOOSE’S FRENCH BIRTH (1697) AND BRITISH AFTERLIFE (1729)here

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The Centre’s latest newsletter

The Centre’s latest newsletter is available here

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Issue 3 of Gramarye out now

Issue 3 of Gramarye is now available to buy here This issue’s contents include: ‘Hans Christian Andersen: It’s Me The Story’s About’, Neil Philip ‘The Well of D’yerree-in-Dowan’, Patrick Ryan ‘Dragons of East and West’, Rosalind Kerven ‘Death and a … Continue reading

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