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Gramarye: The Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

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Gramarye issue 10 is now available to pre-order from the University of Chichester’s online store, and is due out at the end of November. This issue’s contents include:

  • Guest Editor’s Introduction, Dr Paul Quinn

  • ‘Merlin’s Isle of Gramarye’, Diane Purkiss

  • ‘How authentic is “authentic”?’, Rosalind Kerven

  • ‘The Persecuted History of Cinderella: A Case for Oral Tradition in Western Europe’, Julie Lauren-Jacokes Koehler

  • ‘On Fairy Tales’, Katherine Langrish

  • Interview with Juliet Marillier, by Ceri Houlbrook

  • An excerpt from Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

  • ‘My Favourite Story When I Was Young, or: The Boy Who Went Forth to Unlearn What Fear Was’, Donald Haase

  • A review of Kate Forsyth’s The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower, Jack Zipes

  • A review of Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey and Monika Wozniak (eds) Cinderella across Cultures: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, D.L. Ashliman

  • A review of Jack Zipes’ Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney, Rose Williamson

  • A review of Katherine Langrish’s Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, Sara Cleto

  • A review of Mark Norman’s Black Dog Folklore, Jacqueline Simpson

  • A review of Erica Wagner’s First Light, Maureen Kincaid Speller

  • A review of Ralph C. Wood’s (ed.) Tolkien Among The Moderns, Siddharth Pandey

  • Correspondence from Judith Woolf

NB: The printed edition of Gramarye issue 10 will only be available to pre-ordering customers and subscribers. E-books will also be available. To guarantee your printed copy of future issues, please subscribe here.


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    Issue 9 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available as an e-book from the University of Chichester’s online store.

    This issue’s contents include:

    • Guest Editor’s Introduction, Ruth Bottigheimer

    • ‘The Fairy-tale Collections of Andrew Lang and Joseph Jacobs: Identity, Nation, Empire’, Andrew Teverson

    • ‘“As the World Falls Down”: David Bowie’s Role as a Father Figure in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth’, John Patrick Pazdziora

    • ‘Filming Tolkien’s Legendarium’, Shaun Gunner

    • ‘The Devil and St Dunstan’, Steve O’Brien

    • An excerpt from Cult of Chaos: An Anantya Tantrist Mystery, Shweta Taneja

    • The Skald and the Spaewife’, Judith Woolf

    • ‘Norse Codes in a Wartime Childhood’, Nicholas Tucker

    • A review of Bradford Lee Eden’s (ed.) The Hobbit and Tolkien’s Mythology: Essays on Revisions and Influences, Shaun Gunner

    • A review of Kirsty Logan’s A Portable Shelter, Katherine Langrish

    • A review of Stephen Jones’ (ed.) Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, Katherine Langrish

    • A review of Kimberley J. Lau’s Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’, Michelle Ryan-Sautour

    • A review of Michael Dylan Foster’s The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore, Judith Woolf

    Only subscribers and pre-ordering customers received the printed edition. To subscribe follow this link.

    A Kindle edition is also available from Amazon.


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    Issue 8 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available as an e-book from the University of Chichester’s online store.

    This issue’s contents include:

    • ‘The Mysterious Rolling Wool Bogey’, Simon Young

    • ‘The Snow Queen’, script by Anupama Chandrasekhar

    • An interview with Anupama Chandrasekhar

    • ‘Three Roads River’, Judith Woolf

    • ‘Arianrhod’, Steve O’Brien

    • ‘But still, the heart doth need a language…’, George Green

    • ‘My Favourite Fairyland Fiction’, Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    • A Carnivalesque Recasting of the Grimms’ Tales: a review of Natalie Frank’s Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Sandra L. Beckett

    • A review of Walter De La Mare’s Told Again: Old Tales Told Again, Nicholas Tucker

    • A review of Daniel Ogden’s Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Jacqueline Simpson

    • A review of Ann Schmiesing’s Disability, Deformity and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Seana Kozar

    • A review of Defining Magic: A Reader, Marion Gibson

    • A review of MacGillivray’s The Last Wolf of Scotland, Niall McDevitt

    • A review of The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature: Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman, Malini Roy

    • A review of Jan Beveridge’s Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination, Katherine Langrish

    • A review of Eliza Granville’s Gretel and the Dark, Andrew Teverson

    • A review of Terry Pratchett’s The Shepherd’s Crown, Jane Carroll

    • Correspondence between Jacqueline Simpson and Tom Shippey

    Only subscribers and pre-ordering customers received the printed edition.

    A Kindle edition can also be purchased from Amazon.

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    Issue 7 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available as an e-book (pdf/mobi) at the University’s online store. Subscribers and pre-ordering customers have been sent the paperback edition.

    This issue’s contents include:

    • ‘Land Under Wave: Reading the Landscapes of Tiffany Aching’, Jane Carroll

    • ‘Jacek Yerka’s Rhetoric of the Impossible’, Joe Young

    • ‘The King’s Amulet’, Rosalind Kerven

    • ‘The Seal Wife’, Judith Woolf

    • ‘They Say England Has No Folktales’, Jacqueline Simpson

    • ‘My Favourite Story When I Was Young’, Sadhana Naithani

    • A review of Veronica L. Shanoes’ Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Retelling the Tale, Naomi Wood

    • A review of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell, Tom Shippey

    • A review of Daniel Gabelman’s George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity, Colin Manlove

    • A review of Marina Warner’s Once Upon a Time, Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

    • A review of Malcolm C. Lyons’ Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange, Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    • A review of Adam Roberts’ The Riddles of The Hobbit, Jane Carroll

    • A review of Jelena Curcic’s Serbian Fairy Tales, Joanna Coleman

    • A review of Jonathan Walker’s Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel, Robin Furth

    • A review of J. R. R. Tolkien: The Forest and the City, Alaric Hall

    Only pre-ordering customers and subscribers are guaranteed a printed copy. Subscribe for two years at the University of Chichester’s online store.

    A Kindle edition is also available from Amazon.


    Issue 6 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available as an e-book (Kindle or pdf) here.

    This issue’s contents include:

    • ‘The Case of the Ebony Horse’ (Part 2), Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    • ‘The American Fantasy Tradition’, Tom Shippey

    • ‘The Mythology of the Dark Tower Universe’, Robin Furth

    • ‘Child Roland’, Steven O’Brien

    • ‘Magic Mirrors and Shifting Skin: An Ecocritical Reading of Cornelia Funke’s Reckless’, Joanna Coleman

    • ‘My Life with Fantasy Literature’, Colin Manlove

    • A review of Brian Attebery’s Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, Tom Shippey

    • A review of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fall of Arthur, Dimitra Fimi

    • A review of Nancy Marie Brown’s Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths, Jacqueline Simpson

    • A review of Jennifer Garlen and Anissa Graham’s The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson: Essays on His Work and Legacy Beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, John Patrick Pazdziora

    • A review of Andrew Teverson’s Fairy Tale, Cristina Bacchilega

    • A review of John Lindow’s Trolls: An Unnatural History, Katherine Langrish

    A Kindle edition is also available from Amazon.


    Issue 5 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available to purchase here. The journal is designed to appeal to both academics and the interested public.

    This issue’s contents include:

    • ‘The Case of the Ebony Horse’ (Part I), Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    • ‘By Fynnon Ddu’, Katherine Langrish

    • ‘Fairy-Tale Adaptation in Jim Henson’s “The Storyteller”‘, John Pazdziora

    • ‘Two Tales from Odds and Sods‘, Stephen Badman

    • ‘”Iron is Stronger than Grief, but Love is Stronger than Iron”: Reading Fairy-Tale Emotions through Words and Illustrations’, Maria Nikolajeva

    • ‘My Favourite Rhymes and Stories when I was Young: Idaho Folklore in the 1940s’, D.L. Ashliman

    • A review of Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder and Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter’s Translational Poetics, Sadhana Naithani

    • A review of The Legend of Spring-heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures, Scott Wood

    • A review of The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang, Lili Sarnyai

    • A review of xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, Catriona McAra

      Not to mention images by Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Charles Folkard, Brian Froud, Warwick Goble, Arthur Rackham and Binette Schroeder.

      A Kindle edition can also be purchased from Amazon.



      Issue 4 of Gramarye, the Centre’s journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, is now available to purchase here. The journal is designed to appeal to both academics and the interested public.

      This issue’s contents include:

      • ‘Terry Pratchett, Tiffany Aching, and The Wee Free Men’, Jacqueline Simpson

      • ‘After Grimm: The Art of Visual Storytelling’, Sandra Beckett

      • ‘My Favourite Stories when I was Young’, Jacqueline Simpson

      • ‘Tales beyond Europe: A World full of other Worlds’, Rosalind Kerven

      • A translation of Rabbi Nahman’s ‘The Seven Beggars’, Neil Philip

      • A review of ‘Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer’, Joanna Coleman

      • A review of From Fates to Fairies, Francisco Vaz da Silva

      • A review of Jane Carroll’s Landscape in Children’s Literature, Naomi Wood

      • A review of Sara Maitland’s Gossip from the Forest, Hugh Dunkerley

      Not to mention images by Stephen Player, Samantha Sweeting, Tessa Farmer, Wim Hofman, Yoko Yamamoto, Keisuke Kishi, Elise Fagerli, O’Kif, Warja Lavater, Richard Câmara, Gustave Doré, Arthur Rackham, and many more.



      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 Pickled Onion’, Jakob Löfgren

      • ‘My Favourite Story when I was Young’, William Gray

      • A review of Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood’s The Fabled Coast, Jacqueline Simpson

      • A review of Peter Davies’ The Fairies Return, Or, New Tales for Old, Andrew Teverson

      • A review of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales for Young and Old, Francisco Vaz da Silva

      • A review of Angela Carter and Decadence, Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

      • A review of Colin Manlove’s Order of Harry Potter: Literary Skill in the Hogwarts Epic, Jane Carroll

      Not to mention illustrations by Paul Kidby, Edmund Dulac, Edward Burne-Jones, Yvonne Gilbert, Constance Barnes and many more.



      Issue 2 of Gramarye is now available to buy here. This issue is a special illustrated edition featuring work by Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Mel Grant, Arthur Rackham, Adelaide Claxton, Margaret Jones, Edmund Dulac and many more. This issue’s contents are as follows:

      • ‘To tell or not to tell: are fairy tales suitable for children?’, Nicholas Tucker and Jacqueline Simpson continue their BBC Radio 4 debate;

      • ‘A review of Brian Froud’s work’, Anne Anderson, curator of Froud/Lee exhibit ‘The Truth About Faeries’;

      • An interview with Brian Froud and a preview of his latest work, Trolls;

      • ‘Gwyn ap Nudd: Transfigurations of a Character on the way from Medieval Literature to Neo-Pagan Beliefs’, Angelika H. Rüdiger;

      • ‘Count Stoneheart and the First Christmas Tree’, a retelling of a traditional tale by best-selling fantasy author Kate Forsyth;

      • ‘My Favourite Story when I was Young’, Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère;

      • ‘Herne’, Steve O’Brien;

      • ‘Whatever happened to the Pixies? The Shrinking Role of Snap, Crackle and Pop in British Rice Krispies Advertising’, Louise Jolly;

      • A review of Alan Cunningham’s Traditional Tales (ed. Killick), Sophia Kingshill;

      • A review of Jan Susina’s The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s Literature, Colin Manlove;

      • A review of Giselle Liza Anatol’s Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on the Pop Culture Phenomenon, Malini Roy;

      • A review of Stephen Asma’s On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, Miles Leeson.


      Subscribing:

      A two-year subscription, for four copies of Gramarye in total, is available from the University of Chichester’s online store.


      Other outlets: you will also be able to purchase Gramarye from:

      • Amazon

      • Kim’s Bookshop, Chichester

      • Atlantis, London

      • Treadwells, London

      • Precinct Books, Haying Island

      • Way Out There And Back, Littlehampton

      • Lunartique, Bristol

      • On Tuesday 29 May 2012 Issue 1 of Gramarye, the Centre’s new journal for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, was launched to the public. The journal is designed to appeal to both academics and the interested public, and in 72 full-colour pages we’ve included:

        • Jacqueline Simpson on her collaboration on folklore with Terry Pratchett;
        • Maria Nikolajeva on her favourite story when she was young;
        • Diane Purkiss on the ‘undomestic’ witch;
        • Karl Bell on the permutations of the urban legend Spring-heeled Jack;
        • Stephen Badman’s translation of a Danish fairytale;
        • Robert Duggan reviews Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment;
        • Karen Stevens reviews New World Orders in Contemporary Children’s Literature.
        • Not to mention illustrations by Brian Froud, Arthur Rackham, Edward Dulac, Paul Kidby and others.

        RRP £5.

        Published by University of Chichester. ISSN 2050-2915, 72pp, 168 x 222mm. To order a copy please go to University online store. For more information please contact Heather Robbins at h.robbins@chi.ac.uk.

        Submission Guidelines

        Submissions should be sent for consideration as word doc or .rtf attachment to the editor (Email: b.gray@chi.ac.uk).

        Submissions should be accompanied by a separate file with the title, a 100-word abstract and a brief (100 words) biographical note. Relevant colour image files, along with copyright permission, may also be supplied at this stage. Only original articles that are not simultaneously under consideration by another journal will be considered. Unrevised student essays or theses cannot be considered. Send queries to the editor at b.gray@chi.ac.uk

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        Submissions must include all quotations, endnotes, and the list of works cited. References should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

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        For contributions that include any copyrighted materials, the author must secure written permission (specifying “non-exclusive world rights and electronic rights”) to reproduce them. The author must submit these written permissions with their final manuscript. Permission fees are the responsibility of the author.

        For contributions that include any copyrighted materials, the author must secure written permission (specifying “non-exclusive world rights and electronic rights”) to reproduce them. The author must submit these written permissions with their final manuscript. Permission fees are the responsibility of the author.

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