British Studies Web Pages
Myths, Legends, Fantasy...
Education Place http://www.eduplace.com - resources for primary school teachers, students, and parents, including a Reading/Language Arts section, fairy-tale-based activities and games.
ProTeacher http://www.proteacher.com/070031.shtml - folk tale lesson plans for elementary school teachers, and tales themselves divided into folktales, legends, classic stories, scared stories and original stories, complete with teachers’ notes and background information.
Folklore and Methodology Electronic Texts http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html - an imposing collection of thematically-ordered tales from all over the world. It’s A-Z index helps you navigate directly to the stories you’re looking for.
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries Reference Department Electronic Texts and Images Collection http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/etext/ - a web site offering richly-illustrated, full-text versions of fiction books, coupled with details of the publications
Storyteller www.storyteller.net - for those interested in storytelling and storytellers. An undeniable highlight of the site is a set of links to stories, both text and audio materials.
Folktales: What are they? http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/tradcarney.htm - Stacy Carney’s online article on the nature of folktales and the categories they fall into.
It’s Behind You - The Magic of Pantomime http://www.btinternet.com/~nigel.ellacott/main.html - a comprehensive collection of articles and fact sheets on Pantomime performances, the history and traditions of pantomime, a library of books on all aspects of pantomime.
Directory of Irish and Celtic folklore http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~bj333/folklore.html - an A-Z of Irish folklore including seasonal celebrations, folktales, folk sayings, folk cures, leprechaun and fairy beliefs, origins of names.
The Folklore Society www.folklore-society.com - they have a library in London where visitors can get day passes
English Folk Dance and Song Society www.efdss.org - the English Folk Dance and Song Society have an extensive library, open to the public
Indigenous Australia www.dreamtime.net.au/ - a website exploring indigenous Australia through storytelling, cultures and histories, including teachers' resources and content for kids.
Robin Hood http://www.geocities.com/longo44au/ - the facts and the fiction - information about the legends, ballads, geography and documents of the famed English outlaw.
British Mysteries http://www.webmesh.co.uk/m&l.htm - British mysteries and myths from Stonehenge to Beowulf and Arthur.
The legend of Arthur http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/legends/arthur.html - information about legends, dragons, giants, Robin Hood and King Arthur. Links to legends such as The Wizard of Alderly Edge; The Legend of King Blahud; The Giant of Carn Galva.
A Short History of Arthurian Archaeology http://www.jammed.com/~mlb/arthur.html - Michelle L. Biehl’s article, complete with a bibliography
ImagineThis http://www.britishcouncil.pl/infoexch/polimaginethis.htm - an on-going project from the British Council Poland - all about the world of fantasy and science fiction. Within the project, BC is organising a series of events around this popular and fascinating theme.
T@lking Books http://www2.britishcouncil.org/poland/poland-education/poland-library-and-information-services/poland-talking-books.htm - under the Imagine This project the site is currently promoting the best of British Science Fiction and Fantasy; it features an online readers’ forum, interviews with Stephen Baxter and Gwyneth Jones and a Reading Group section made up of people who meet to talk about books.
The British Science Fiction Association www.bsfa.co.uk - BSFA awards, BSFA magazines, book and film suggestions, current events, plus a multitude of classified science fiction links
British Science fiction writers - A-Z web sites offering factual information about lives the works of the authors below
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