Read more about the conference coming to Sheffield on its 40th anniversary here and in the Sheffield Star. We’re pleased to open registration for the 40th International Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Conference, held this year June 26-30, 2023 at Sheffield Hallam University, and hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Legend. There will be a series of themed panels including: Body […]
The debut novel by Media and Communications PhD student, Sophie Parkes-Nield, was published on 26 January. Out of Human Sight is set in Saddleworth in 1832 and follows Millie Barkwell in the aftermath of the notorious murders of her grandfather and uncle, inspired by the real-life Bills o’Jack’s murders. You can order the novel from wherever you buy your books, and […]
About the author Sophie Parkes-Nield is a doctoral researcher in C3RI’s Centre for Contemporary Legend where she has recently embarked on a practice-based PhD. Sophie brings together creative writing and folklore in her doctoral research which will focus on British calendar customs. Sophie will travel throughout Britain to witness traditional customs and to interview local people about why they take part […]
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