The APT in Sheffield
The Association of Polytheist Traditions -- 1-day conference.
Legends of Robin Hood
Saturday 24 January 2009
Sheffield Hallam University
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Speakers to include
- Greg Hill Robin Hood - Hero or Forest Spirit?
- Steve Pollington Dwellers in the Wildwood
- other speakers tba
Guest speaker Steve Pollington is a well-known writer on early mediaeval topics, mostly connected with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic culture, and the Old English language. Here he speculates on the relationship of 'Robin Hood' to some of the Old English literature. His title is:
Dwellers in the WildwoodHe is planning his talk as
The concept of feral men in AS literature
"an exploration of some ideas -
- living wild in the woods as part of warrior initiation
- tales of green men and woodsmen
- green children
- reflexes of all these in Tolkien."
Address and directions:
Floor 2, Owen Building
City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University
Directions and linked map are at http://www.shu.ac.uk/visit/ - click the link for 'City' for a detailed map. City Campus is next to the main Sheffield bus and train stations.
Please contact the organiser e-mail for further information - and to let us know you're coming. We need to know approximate numbers for the room.