Folklore, Hardy & Rural Writing

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Date & time

From April 11, 2014 at 12:00 to April 13, 2014 at 18:00


The Corn Exchange, Dorchester  See the map

A joint conference of The Folklore Society and the Thomas Hardy Society exploring Wessex folklore, folk customs and rural traditions, and the works of Thomas Hardy. The conference will also feature a panel of postgraduate papers on Hardy.

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 traditions in the late 19th & early 20th centuries
  • Place, and the meaning of Hardy Country
  • Rural writing – genre, time and space

Delegates can choose to register for a half day, or  individual panel sessions can be attended for £10. However, anyone planning to attend a session should fill out a registration form and send to Caroline Oates, Secretary of the Folklore Society.

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For further information contact Dr. Rebecca Welshman:



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