Brittany Warman is a PhD student in English with a concentration in Folklore and is currently the Graduate Administrative Associate for The Center for Folklore Studies. Her main research focus is the intersection between folklore and literature, especially fairy tale, folktale, and myth retellings. She is also interested in fairy tales generally, speculative literature, Romanticism and the Gothic, supernatural folklore (especially conceptions of magic and fairylore/witch lore), feminist theory, experimental literature, and digital media.
Brittany was the 2010 winner of the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Student Paper Prize from the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society and the 2012 winner of the MAIS Department at George Mason University's Academic Excellence Award and Most Outstanding Thesis Award for her MA thesis entitled "Dreams Within Dreams: The Sleeping Maiden Fairy Tales and the Gothic Aesthetic in Contemporary Retellings." She is also a creative writer who is frequently inspired by her work with folklore. She is the most recent former Senior Convener of the Folklore and Creative Writing section of the American Folklore Society and her creative work has been published by Jabberwocky Magazine, Cabinet des Fees: Scheherezade's Bequest, Magpie Magazine, and others.
- Fairy Tales and Supernatural Folklore
- Folklore and Literature
- Speculative Literature
- Romanticism and the Gothic
- MA (Interdisciplinary Studies: Folklore), George Mason University, 2012
- BA (Literature and Creative Writing), Sarah Lawrence College, 2007