"Good Fairies" and "Bad Fairies" Activity
We'll examine, analyze, critically evaluate, and discuss these sources during an in-class activity that is designed to give you practice distinguishing among scholarly gems and sources that are not appropriate for essay #4.
For each source below, in relation to your essay, identify whether it is:
a) appropriate (good fairies)
b) inappropriate (bad fairies)
c) possibly appropriate/inappropriate (undetermined fairy)
- Alexander, Skye. Fairies: The Myths, Legends, & Lore
- Lenihan, Edmund, and Carolyn E. Green. Meeting the Other Crowd: The Fairy Stories of Hidden Ireland
- Virtue, Doreen, and Howard D. Johnson. Fairies 101: An Introduction to Connecting, Working, and Healing with the Fairies and Other Elementals
- Bord, Janet. Fairies: Real Encounters with Little People
- Evans-Wentz, W Y. E. Fairy-faith in Celtic Countries
- Narváez, Peter. The Good People: New Fairylore Essays
- Templeton, Herminie. “How the Fairies Came to Ireland”
- Ógáin, Ríonach Uí. "Music Learned from the Fairies"
- Béal Beo
- Forgotten Fairies of Irish Folklore
- Document type
- Author (feel free to look up what else the person wrote.)
- Physical description and page length
- Publisher/press (feel free to Google it!)
- Date of Publication
- Subject headings/descriptors
- Chapter titles
- For tales: Is it original, or a retelling?