Conference Timetable

8 April 2021

1: 9:45         10:00        Welcome
Dr Sam George                         University of Hertfordshire

2: 10:00         10:40        Plenary: Where do fairies come from? Shifts in shape
Prof. Dianne Purkiss              Keble College, Oxford

3: 10:40         11:25        Parallel Session: Panels 1 and 2

4: 11:25         11:45        Tea/Coffee Break

5: 11:45         12:30        Parallel Session: Panels 3 and 4

6: 12:30         13:30        Lunch

7: 13:30         14:10        Plenary: Precious revisions of greedy glass bottle tricks: Nalo Hopkinson’s folkloric revisions of classic fairytales and myths
Dr Maisha Wester                      Indiana University

8: 14:10         14:30        Tea/Coffee Break

9: 14:30         15:15        Parallel Session: Panels 5 and 6

10: 15:15         15:45        Activity: The creative adaptation of fairy lore in YA fantasy novels
Betsy Cornwell Lyons                 Writer

9 April 2021

11: 10:00         10:40        Plenary: The Cottingley Fairies: Conan Doyle’s war on materialism
Dr Merrick Burrow                      University of Huddersfield

12: 10:40         11:25        Parallel Session: Panels 7 and 8

13: 11:25         11:45        Tea/Coffee Break

14: 11:45         12:30        Parallel Session: Panels 9 and 10

15: 12:30         13:30        Lunch

16: 13:30         14:10        Plenary: Fairy lepidoptera: The dark history of butterfly-winged Fae
Dr Sam George                         University of Hertfordshire

17: 14:10         14:30        Tea/Coffee Break

18: 14:30         15:15        Parallel Session: Panels 11 and 12

10 April 2021

19: 10:00         10:40        Plenary: ‘The fairy kind of writing’: Gothic and the aesthetics of enchantment in the long eighteenth century
Prof. Dale Townsend                 Manchester Metropolitan University

20: 10:40         11:25        Parallel Session: Panels 13 and 14

21: 11:25         11:45        Tea/Coffee Break

22: 11:45         12:30        Parallel Session: Panels 15 and 16

23: 12:30         13:30        Lunch

24: 13:30         14:10        Plenary: Glamourie: Fairies and fashion
Prof. Catherine Spooner             Lancaster University

25: 14:10         14:30        Tea/Coffee Break

26: 14:30         15:15        Parallel Session: Panels 17 and 18

11 April 2021

27: 10:00         10:40        Plenary: What the Puck! or: An anatomy of the fairy – A spotter’s guide to wings, wands and other
Dr Ivan Phillips                          University of Hertfordshire

28: 10:40         11:10        Activity: Flash Fairy Fiction competition

29: 11:10         11:55        Single Session: Panel 19

30: 11:55         12:15        Tea/Coffee Break

31: 12:15         13:00        Parallel Session: Panels 20 and 21

32: 13:00         14:00        Lunch

33: 14:00         14:45        Activity: A fairy workshop on outreach in the field of folklore studies for postgraduate students and ECRs
Dr Ceri Houlbrook                      University of Hertfordshire

34: 14:45         15:25        Plenary: Print grimoires, spirit conjuration, and the
democratisation of learned magic
Prof. Owen Davies                     University of Hertfordshire

35: 15:25         15:35        Conference Close
Dr Bill Hughes                           Open Graves, Open Minds Project