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Sussex Centre Newsletter, March/April 2012

The March/April Sussex Centre Newsletter is now online.

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An Extraordinary New Find? Jack Zipes on the 500 New 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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Sussex Centre Newsletter, February 2012

The first Sussex Centre Newsletter is now online. You can download it here. Open publication – Free publishing – More and fantasy

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New Sussex Centre Assistant Appointed

The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy has appointed an administrator to replace Dr Jane Carroll who has returned to teach at her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, now that her contract has expired. Many thanks to Jane … Continue reading

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After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Story Telling Conference 2012

6th – 8th SEPTEMBER 2012, Kingston University After Grimm Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Children’s and Household Tales] by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. As this … Continue reading

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South Downs Song Project

The South Downs Songs Project Leading the project are Chris Hare, his wife Ann, and Emily Longhurst – together they are Emily and the Hares. Chris is a professional historian, with a specialist knowledge of the South Downs. He has … Continue reading

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Folklore and Fantasy Conference 2012

The Folklore Society and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy are delighted to announce a joint conference on “Folklore and Fantasy” at the University of Chichester on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2012. CALL FOR PAPERS … Continue reading

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Mapping researchers and organisations interested in folktales, fairy tales and fantasy

The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy is currently trying to map researchers, research centres and academic deparments with an interest in folktales, fairy tales and fantasy. In the longer term we’d like to build a stronger network … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Simpson appointed Visiting Professor at Chichester

Dr Jacqueline Simpson (see under ‘People’), formerly President of the Folklore Society and editor of its journal Folklore, has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester. Professor Simpson’s inaugural lecture … Continue reading

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Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment Symposium

An interdisciplinary research forum and subsequent publication of proceedings (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) based around the currently under-researched notion of the ‘anti-tale’ to be held at the University of Glasgow, 12-13 August 2010. The anti-fairy tale has long existed as a … Continue reading

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Mervyn Peake Conference 2011

‘Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference’ An international conference hosted by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Chichester and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy 15 to 17 July 2011 Chichester, UK … Continue reading

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