CFP: Folklore and Thomas Hardy


‘A Frosty March Morning’ by George Clausen, 1904

Please find below details of a call for papers for a postgraduate panel at ‘Folklore and Thomas Hardy’, being held in Dorchester 11-13 April 2014.

Folklore, Thomas Hardy and Rural Writing: A Joint Conference of The Folklore Society and The Thomas Hardy Society 11-13 April 2014 at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester.

Individual submissions are invited for a panel of three postgraduate papers on the works of Thomas Hardy. The following themes are encouraged but are by no means exclusive:

• Legends and folklore in Hardy’s works

• Hardy and Wessex landscapes

• Hardy and tradition

• Hardy and place

• Hardy and the supernatural

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to by 21 February 2014. Successful applicants will be informed by 28 February.
I also list below the main Call for Papers, open to all, with a deadline of 15 January 2013.

Submissions are invited for 20-minute presentations on such themes as:

  • Folklore in the works of Thomas Hardy
  • Wessex/Dorset folklore and landscapes
  • Folk customs and rural traditions in the late 19th-early 20th centuries
  • Place, and the meaning of Hardy Country
  • Rural writing – genre, time and space

Send abstracts of 200 words to  and by 15 January 2014.

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