Brittany Warman

PhD Student


Brittany Warman is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in folklore and nineteenth-century British literature. Her main research focus is the intersection of folk narrative and literature, especially folk/fairy tale, legend and myth retellings. She is also interested in folk narrative broadly speaking, speculative literature (particularly the Gothic and Fantastic), supernatural folklore (especially conceptions of magic and fairylore/witch lore), feminist and queer theory, experimental literature and digital media. She is currently working on her dissertation about fairy tales, fairy legends and the Gothic aesthetic.

Brittany was the 2010 winner of the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Student Paper Prize and the 2014 recipient of the Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend, both from the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society, the 2012 winner of the MAIS Department at George Mason University's Academic Excellence Award and Most Outstanding Thesis Award, the 2016 winner of Ohio State's Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work (with Erin Kathleen Bahl), and a 2017 Dissertation Completion Fellowship recipient from the English Department. She is also a creative writer who is frequently inspired by her work with folklore - she is a former Senior Convener of the Folklore and Creative Writing section of the American Folklore Society and her creative work has been published by Mythic Delirium, Apex Magazine, Ideomancer, Stone Telling, Jabberwocky Magazine, Cabinet des Fees and others.

Selected Publications

Areas of Expertise
  • Folk narrative
  • British Romantic and Victorian literature
  • Gothic literature
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Speculative literature
  • MA, Interdisciplinary Studies: Folkore, George Mason University, 2012
  • BA, Literature & Creative Writing, Sarah Lawrence College, 2007

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