In Spite of Cosmic Loneliness: Exploring Literary Geographies of Folklore from Lockdown

James C Thurgill

Abstract


This short paper considers the ways in which isolation and the current lockdown situation have affected and shaped my current research project on the literary geographies of folklore.

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Jacobs, J. (1893) “The Folk”, Folk-lore, 4 (2), 233-238.

Jeffrey, J. (2020) ‘Coronavirus: Will we ever shake hands again?’, BBC, 6 May 2020. [Online] [Accessed 31 August 2020] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52506079.

Machen, A. (1914) ‘The Bowmen’, London Evening News, 29 September, p. 3.

Machen, A. (1925) The Shining Pyramid, London: Martin Secker.

Thurgill, J. (2018) ‘Extra-Textual Encounters: Locating Place in the Text-as-Event: An Experiential Reading of M.R. James’ ‘A Warning to the Curious’’, Literary Geographies, 4(2), 221-244.


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