This is my new Pennsic class. You can attend it on Wedensday, August 8, at 1:00 PM, in A&S tent 5! It is a brief introduction to Russian Folk Demonology, and some of the more popular unsavory characters that inhabit it. If you can’t make it, here is the link to the handout:
Russian Folk Demonology
This is also the handout for the class I taught at 2018 Aethelmearc war practice.
Teaching a class on pre-Chrisitan beliefs in Russia tomorrow for Sunderoak A&S! here is the handout:
Pagan Beliefs in Ancient Russia.
Classes I am teaching this Pennsic, just click on a link to view the handouts.
Dead Men Walking – on fear of the walking dead in the Middle Ages and the methods used to prevent the dead from coming back, based on archaeological evidence, with reconstructions of these atypical burials as visual aides.
Baba Yaga – on Baba Yaga. The handout has updated references
Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop and Composition in Performance – discussion of composition in performance as a period storytelling technique and summary of V. Propp’s structural analysis of the magic folktales. This is a two hour workshop, participants in the workshop will create a fairy tale, and, if time allows, a legend.
Writing Commedia Scenarios – a two hour workshop dedicated to writing scenarios based on sixteenth century models which are suitable for modern troupes and audiences.
uploaded two more commedia scenarios, a handout for the class on werewolves, and a research/recipe for Alfajores, including a hypoallergenic version. Had to make a food research page for that – as it wouldn’t be a good fit for either the folklore or commedia.
Slowly but surely, uploading my class handouts:
Decoding Russian and Ukrainian Embroidery – a class dedicated to common motifs in Slavic embroidery, and their meaning. Discusses common motifs and symbols, their origins and change over time. I first taught a very early version of this class, I think in 2006, and have been teaching it intermittently at Pennsic, usually in conjunction with Pagan Beliefs in Pre-Christian Russia. I have also taught it at May 2017 BMDL Fiber Guild meeting, and will be teaching it at 2017 Aethelmearc War Practice.
Tonight I am teaching a class on how to teach classes at Pennsic for Sunderoak A&S! Teaching classes at Pennsic is a blast and everyone should do it, at least once. Here is the handout:
Teaching Classes at Pennsic
I have a lot of catching up to do – I still have class handouts and scenarios to upload, but first I will upload all of my Ice Dragon 2017 documentation. I had seven entries, and got really carried away with documenting, so there is a lot, but I hope to be done within a week. You can check out the Ice Dragon 2017 tab above!