Autumn 2023: Call for Papers
Special Folklore Edition: Tales of Dark Fae:
At the place where three roads meet are Tricksters, Apparitions, and Wicked Fairies.
Trows, UnSeelie Court, The Wild Hunt, Nuckelavee, Foo Fighters…don’t go in there!
"I realize that for all my penchant in believing that there's more to the world than what we can see, that folktales and fairy tales are based on real, if forgotten events, I never accepted that part of it as being real."
— Charles de Lint (The Onion Girl Newford, #8)
Dark faeries and trickster sprites abound in folklore and literature. (Coyote tales, Fox in African myth, Kitsume, etc). In film, music, theatre and liturature these stories have been used in a number of contexts from Kirasaki to grail stories to sound engineers who blame all sorts of things on "greeblies & gremlins". We will explore the folklore regarding the Wild Hunt, Leannanan Sidhi, the Unseelie Court, phookas, and the trickster mythos.
Topics to consider are:
- Dreamwork, Guided Meditations, Vision Quests and Hallucinatory experiences in magical practices
- Music: The ballad and supernatural "story song"
- Folkways and history: What are the rituals that placate these ghostly apparitions, stately dark ladies at crossroads, the household imps and gremlins?
- Creative story telling: Mythopoeic uses of faery and folklore in literature and film.
- Roots and branches: As “The Pied Piper” story originated in the Black Plague, where did these stories come from?
- Urban myth and war stories: Haunted houses, spectors in alleyways and crossroads. Example: What were the “foo fighters” and ghostly soldiers that servicemen reported during wartime?
- Why do these beliefs persist and in what form are the stories told and retold today, in 2023?
- In heroes journeys and heroine’s quests, the role of otherworld beings is vital, what wisdom do the challenges from nightmare beings bring?
- Colonial and faith-based supression of folklore and its affects on cultural trations.
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