Over the past year, I and a couple of other postgraduate/early career researchers who share my interest in fantasy studies have launched an initiative called Reading the Fantastic (www.readingthe- fantastic.tumblr.com) at the University of Leeds (UK); our focus is the exploration of fantasy, fairy tale and folk tale texts as spaces of multi-cultural and intercultural connection. Initially involving a guest speaker talk and regular reading group sessions collecting fantasy and fairy tale texts from a wide range of cultures, our activities have expanded (thanks to various funding grants). In addition to adding a regular seminar series to our reading group sessions, we are organizing a conference at the University of Leeds, Tales Beyond Borders, and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop.
The George MacDonald Society
"Orts 75, 2015,"
Orts: The George MacDonald Society Newsletter: Vol. 75
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.snc.edu/orts/vol75/iss1/1