‘On the Radar’ research seminar series – #1: Spooky TV, Folklore, Folk horror and 1970s Wyrd: Generation Hexed! Wednesday 16th November

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Diane Rodgers is starting an informal series of research seminars ‘On the Radar’ as a means of sharing knowledge internally about research we are often presenting externally, but not otherwise having the opportunity to share with colleagues. The idea is to create another space to share projects across disciplines and departments and to put external work on our own internal […]

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Diane Rodgers Researcher Blog: Reflections on the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, Sat 1st October 2022

About the Author Diane A. Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University and a CCRI PhD candidate conducting doctoral research relating to folklore and folk horror in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television. As a co-founder of the Centre for Contemporary Legend (CCL) and part of the CCMS Cultural Heritage Research Group, I was honoured to be invited to speak […]

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Diane Rodgers to give talk at the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, 1st October 2022

Diane A. Rodgers, a member of the Centre for Contemporary Legend and also the CCMS Cultural Heritage Research Group has been invited to speak about her research at the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, on Sat 1st October.   The talk, titled ‘Generation Hexed‘, will examine television in the 1970s, bursting at the seams with weirdness, eeriness, supernatural folklore […]

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New book co-authored by Dr David Clarke shows Sheffield is true home of Robin Hood

New book shows Sheffield is true home of Robin Hood

A new book co-authored by Sheffield Hallam’s Dr David Clarke exploring the region’s Robin Hood folklore has been published. Dr Clarke, from the University’s Culture and Creativity Research Institute, is one of the authors of Reclaiming Robin Hood: Folklore & South Yorkshire’s Infamous Outlaw. It has been launched with Sensoria Festival and Loxley Primary School as part of a campaign to reclaim […]

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Diane A. Rodgers brings us Perspectives on Contemporary Legend: reflections on an international contemporary legend conference

For the week of Monday 28 June – Friday 2nd July 2021, I was in virtual attendance at Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, the 38th International conference of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, postponed due to coronavirus restrictions and necessarily shifted online. Over the course of my PhD, I have presented work at a vast array of conferences, including […]

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The mystery of the monoliths

Diane Rodgers, senior lecturer in media, arts and communications from the Centre for Contemporary Legend, has been speaking to Sile Sibanda at BBC Radio Sheffield about the appearance of a mysterious monolith in Parkwood Springs which was spotted on New Years Day. Listen from 1:15:00.  

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HALLOWEEN: 10 things you didn’t know about Halloween

Every year Halloween provokes controversy and divides opinions: what is the history of Halloween and when was it first celebrated? Why do we trick or treat? Why do we carve pumpkins? Most people see Halloween as just as a bit of harmless fun, while others say it marks an ancient pagan festival – and some evangelical Christians claim it is […]

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Diane Rodgers Researcher Blog: Adventures in Folklore with the BBC!

About the Author Diane A. Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University and a C3RI PhD candidate conducting doctoral research relating to folklore and folk horror in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television. On either side of the festive period, I was lucky to have a number of direct collaborations with the BBC in relation to […]

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