Vladimir Propp (1895-1970) was a Russian scholar who analysed a wide number of Russian folk tales. He published these findings in A Morphology of the Folktale 1928 (translated in English in 1968). His work has inspired a large number of hugely influential people to apply his methods and findings to all manner of stories and … More Offer a Proppian analysis of two folk / fairy or other fantasy narratives.
When choosing a suitable restaurant in Leeds city centre for an Easter catch up with a friend from school, we chose The Alchemist in Trinity, Leeds seemed like the perfect place. We walked up to the impressive double doors without a queue in sight. We had pre-booked the table, as the restaurant is known for … More Restaurant review: The Alchemist, Leeds
A definition of ‘fandom’ is ‘a group of people who collectively enjoy and are dedicated to a particular text, genre, or performer’ (Annett, 2014, p13). There are many variations to the word ‘fandom,’ including ‘fan’ ‘admirer’ ‘enthusiast’ and ‘fanatic’. Often, fandoms are thought of as being part of a certain type of culture, Duffett cited … More The Obsession of Fandom
The definition of ‘youth subcultures’ can be interpreted in a variety of ways through the use of distinctive styles, behaviours and interests. Members of the same subculture often signal their membership or loyalty by making distinctive symbolic choices; this can include a person’s hair style or choice of clothing. Other factors include dialect or slang, … More “Teenage culture is a contradictory mixture of the authentic and manufactured; it is an area of self-expression for the young and a lush grazing pasture for the commercial providers.’’ Hall and Whannel. Using contemporary examples, discuss the relationship between commerce and youth subcultures.
As an area my partner and I had never visited before County Durham seemed like the perfect place to go to. Italian restaurant, Martino’s on York Road certainly satisfied our tantalising taste buds. We parked the car in the tarmacked area beside the restaurant and walked in through the front door. On entry there was … More Idyllic Italian meal in the north of England
Arek Hersh was born in 1929 in Sieradz, Poland. He had a mum, dad, two older sisters, an older brother and a younger sister who died at the age of three. At eleven years old he was sent to a Kloister church where he was selected to join a work group, he would never see … More Book review: A Detail of History Arek Hersh
Fan Fiction: A Diary entry by Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’ Diary 1st January New Year’s Day 9.30am It is New Year’s Day which means one thing. Later this afternoon my parents and I would be attending the annual ‘Turkey Curry Buffet’ at Pamela and Colin Jones’ house with twenty other middle aged couples, standing … More Fan Fiction: A Diary entry by Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’ Diary