New fairy tale, folklore and fantasy research group – Reading Folk, 11 Feb 5:30-7pm

Reading Folk is the University’s new research group, focusing on fairy tale, folklore and fantasy literature.

We meet once a month, looking at different texts which approach the genres in different ways. We are open to suggestions concerning both literary and critical sources for discussion.

We welcome attendees from all disciplines and levels who have an interest in the intriguing world of the fantastic.

​Join us for our first meeting of 2015 on Wednesday 11 February, 5.30-7pm, in Seminar Room 1 in the Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson Building).

Readings for the discussion are:

– ‘Baba Yaga’, versions 1 and 2. In Russian Fairy Tales, collected by Aleksandr Afans’ev. Pantheon Books, 1975, pages 194 and 363.

– Selected passages from Vladimir Propp. Morphology of the Folktale. UT Press, 2013.

The readings can be acquired from either Rebecca Hurst ( or Hester Lonergan ( Please visit our Reading Folk Facebook page or contact us via the email addresses provided.

Most importantly, refreshments will be provided, in the form of wine.

We hope to see you there!


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