Resources/Links

  • Aaron’s World of Stories: A collection of East Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, North American, and South American folktales.
  • Cabinet des Fées: A fairy tale journal offering essays, interviews, and new creative writing around the area of fairy tales and folktales.
  • Cyclopaedia of Ghost Story Writers:  a database of information (bibliographic and biographic) on authors who have written around the theme of haunting or another related aspect of the supernatural during the Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian period.
  • The Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts: Founded in 1987, this is a nonprofit organization dedicated to literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral storytelling tradition.
  • Extrapolation: This journal of academic research into science fiction and fantasy offers first page previews of articles (though full articles are not openly accessible); the same applies to this journal, Science Fiction Film and Television.
  • Fairy Tale News: Discussions and news of current creative activities around fairy tales.
  • Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts: By D.L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh; an excellent, comprehensive, and  vast collection of  folk and fairy tales organized by the Aarne-Thompson-Uther system.
  • The Gothic Imagination (University of Stirling): reviews and discussions of current events, research and publications around the area of the Gothic.
  • Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature: By Brian Stableford, a lecturer in creative writing in the School of Cultural Studies, University College Winchester, where he teaches creative writing and writing for children.
  • iCAN (International Centre for Arts and Narrative):  York Theatre Royal and York St John University are collaborating in this project which uses folktales such as Tiddy Mun and Oisín, Niamh, and Tír na nÓg in free workshops exploring how narrative can be used in different art forms to discuss abstract concepts and ideas.
  • This open-access sample issue of The Lion and the Unicorn journal (a journal of children’s literature) contains a number of articles relating to the area of the fantastic and the speculative.
  • Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies: This centre promotes the study of the Gothic nationally, internationally, and across age ranges and levels of study through educational events, festivals, and networking days.
  • Montague Rhodes James: a Thin Ghost This site covering the works of influential ghost story writer M.R. James also contains a collection of the striking illustrations to his stories.
  • Moving Worlds: a Journal of Transcultural Writings: Celebrating the diversity and richness of both local and global transcultural communities through creative and critical writing.
  • North Wind: Journal of George MacDonald Studies: an open-access digital archive of research into the influential Victorian fantasy writer (and subject of one of our keynotes) George MacDonald.
  • Omenana: an open-access monthly magazine showcasing speculative fiction by authors across Africa and the African Diaspora. Submissions: short stories, art, essays, and reviews.
  • Philippine Folklore Stories: By John Maurice Miller (1904), a compilation of folktales from the Philippines.
  • Philippine Folk Tales: By Mable Cook Cole (1912), an extensive compilation of folktales from the Philippines.
  • Science Fiction Studies Journal: A number of past issues from this journal offering academic research into SF can be accessed freely.
  • SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Features 49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations.
  • Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy: The heart of this project is a focus on the importance of fairy tales as a creative force both in literature and culture; the collected list of publications on their ‘People‘ page gives an excellent introduction into current academic research into this area.
  • Tor: Thoughtful reviews and discussions around of science fiction and fantasy writing, both current and past. Their reread series section is a particularly intriguing rabbit hole.
  • The Victorian Web: Fantasy Section: A useful  collection of somewhat encylopaedic articles offering an overview of fantasy culture in the Victorian period, as part of a wider project covering Victorian culture in general.

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