Jenny Butler

Dr Jenny Butler holds a Lectureship in the Department of Study of Religions at University College Cork where she teaches on contemporary religions in Ireland, Western Esotericism and new religious movements. She was formerly a Lecturer with the Department of Folklore and Ethnology (2002-2013).  She is a member of UCC‟s Marginalized and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC). Her research interests include contemporary Paganism, new religious movements, death studies, and Irish popular/folk religion. She has published widely on the topic of Irish Paganism and is currently working on her book entitled 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, which will be published by Ashgate.

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Contributions by Jenny Butler

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21st Century Irish Paganism

in this interview, we discuss Jenny Butler's work on Paganism in Ireland, the impact of that particular context upon the Paganism/s she has researched - particularly in terms of language, mythology, and the natural landscape - and also some of the issues associated with the academic study of Paganism in general.

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The Deadline (Festive Special 2018)

It’s that time of year again where the RSP continues to combat the Christian-hegemony by bringing you an as-yet-undefined festive special! Hosted by Jonathan Tuckett and supported by (the invisible) Sammy Bishop, this year we play The Deadline, a quiz in which four aspiring academics must avoid their supervisor, quiz-master and champion of champions Carole Cusack, by answering some fiendishly difficult questions. If at any point though, Carole gets more answers correct than they do they will be eliminated from the game (and possibly asked to leave academia).

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