Call for Papers – “Centre for Contemporary Legend: Folklore on Screen”

Image provided by Diane Rodgers

Following the success of the inaugural symposium launching the Centre for Contemporary Legend research group in 2018, we are hosting a larger, themed conference at “Folklore on Screen”, 13-14 September 2019. This conference will bring together scholars for two days of discussion about folklore in its many forms: its history, present and complex future in relation to cinema, television, photography, […]

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Centre for Contemporary Legend – Get in Touch!

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Following feedback at the successful conference in November, the Centre for Contemporary Legend research group have taken on board advice and comments from our plenary session and feedback postcards, and set up a JISC email list to promote discussion and the sharing of ideas relating to the academic study of folklore in UK higher education in its many forms: • […]

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‘Queer as Folklore: A year of English customs’ – Andrew Robinson featured in BBC article documenting calendar customs across England

Two of Andrew Robinson's images from 'Another England' with BBC logo

Work by Andrew Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Photography at Sheffield Hallam, is currently included in a popular BBC On-line article about seasonal customs entitled Queer as Folklore: A year of English customs. The article has been receiving worldwide attention with upwards of 90,000 views. The images are from an unpublished body of work Andrew undertook in the late 1990s documenting calendar customs […]

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Centre for Contemporary Legend Folklore Symposium at Sheffield Hallam University on 15th November 2018

Image provided by Diane Rodgers

The Centre for Contemporary Legend is a new proposed research centre headed by Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University), Diane A. Rodgers (Senior Lecturer in Media, Sheffield Hallam University) and Andrew Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Photography, Sheffield Hallam University). An inaugural symposium on folklore studies in the UK is being held at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus […]

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