Ceallaigh's Blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 

Rebecca Buchanan recently gave me the opportunity to discuss Folklore & Fiction's 2018 inception as the first online folklore scholarship project aimed at storytellers. I also discussed my Pagan spirituality and practice, my forthcoming play and EP, the folklore of folk metal, and a few other things. Thank you, Rebecca, and thank you, ev0ke!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the November 2021 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. In this edition, I'll be exploring ATU 450 "Little Brother and Little Sister." Let's begin with a Child Ballad for which there is no associated tune, titled "The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea." Please note that there are spelling variations in Francis James Child's original text, and there is a line missing as well, which I have preserved below.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in October 2021.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the October 2021 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. In this edition, I'll be exploring ATU 113B "The Cat as Sham Holy Man." Let's begin with a Syrian fable about the king of mice, the king of cats, and a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in September 2021.

Monday, October 4, 2021


Happy book birthday to Rhonda Parrish and all the contributors to G is for Ghosts! I'm very proud of my own contribution, titled "Metal Crow and Ghost Crow," a near-future fable about souls and what it means to have one.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 

Hello, and welcome to the September 2021 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. In this edition, I'll be exploring ATU 2014 "Chains Involving Contradictions or Extremes." Let's begin with a Palestinian story that tells us right in the title where it fits among folklore genres and contains a treasure chest of narrative jewels to admire.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in August 2021.

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021


Hello, and welcome to the August 2021 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. In this edition, I'll be exploring ATU 1284 "Person Does Not Know Himself" by way of an Irish story entitled "Seán na Scuab" and ATU 1326 "Moving the Church" by way of a German story by the same name. Both tale types feature short, humorous anecdotes about fools, and they form the foundation of this month's broader folkloristic discussion of comedic narrative.

"Seán na Scuab"

Long ago there was a poor man living in Buffickle, west in Béara. He was married. He made his living by making brushes and selling them in Cork a few times a year.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in July 2021.

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Folklore Genre Series

2019 Newsletters

January 2019
Introduction to Folklore Genres
February 2019
What is a myth?
March 2019
What is a legend?
April 2019
What is a memorate?
May 2019
What is a personal experience narrative?
June 2019
Summer Solstice Newsletter 2019
July 2019
What is a ballad?
August 2019
What is a märchen?
September 2019
What is a fable?
October 2019
What is a tall tale?
November 2019
What is a ritual?
December 2019
Winter Solstice Newsletter 2019

2020 Newsletters

January 2020
What is a rite of passage?
February 2020
What is a superstition?
March 2020
What is a charm?
March 2020
Folklore & Fiction Supplement: Keeping a Journal in Uncertain Times
April 2020
What is a curse?
May 2020
What is a folk custom?
June 2020
Summer Solstice Newsletter 2020
July 2020
What is material culture?
August 2020
What is a conspiracy theory?
September 2020
What is language and verbal lore?
October 2020
What is child lore?
November 2020
What is performance?
December 2020
Winter Solstice Newsletter 2020

ATU Tale Type Series

2021 Dispatches

January 2021
Introduction to the ATU Tale Types
February 2021
ATU 60 "Fox and Crane Invite Each Other"
March 2021
ATU 365 "The Dead Bridegroom Carries off His Bride"
April 2021
ATU 780 "The Singing Bone"
April 2021
ATU 780 "The Singing Bone" Supplement
May 2021
ATU 852 "Lying Contest"
June 2021
Summer Solstice Dispatch 2021
July 2021
ATU 1096 "Sewing Contest"
August 2021
ATU 1284 "Person Does Not Know Himself" and 1326 "Moving the Church"
September 2021
ATU 2014 "Chains Involving Contradictions or Extremes"
October 2021
ATU 113B "The Cat as Sham Holy Man"
November 2021
ATU 450 "Little Brother and Little Sister"