Category: Folklore & Folklorists

Centre for Myth Studies 10th Anniversary Symposium: The Old & the New

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex.

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‘Folklore’? What do you Mean? And Why?

You’re obviously already interested enough to know what folklore is, right? Yet the more we look at folklore, the less confident we can be about straightforward certainties.

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Fairies and the Folklore Society: 1878-1945

The great Victorian fairy fascination held its grip over culture into the early 20th century. In the wake of the Cottingley photographs, the dark folkloric sprites had seemingly transformed into benign nursery…

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Folklore: To Define or Not To Define? Why is This a Question?

Dr. Lynne S. McNeill explains what folklore is, and what folklorists do.

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Folklore as a Mode of Tyrannical Resistance

Folklore can be said to flourish in times of unrest and oppression, and can be seen as a powerful and imaginative means of resistance to social tyranny.

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An Introduction to Academic Folklore Studies

Academic folklore studies—or folkloristics—is a field of scholarship devoted to the classification, documentation, and interpretation of folklore and folklife.

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