FOLK 241 601 Great Story Collections
Lecturer: Monday 5:30-8:40 p.m.
Cross-listed with COML 193, ENGL 099
This course is intended for those with no prior background in
folklore or the literatures of the various cultures in the reading
list. The texts range in age from the first century to the twentieth,
and geographically from the Middle East to Europe and the United
States. Each collection displays various techniques for collecting
folk materials and making them concrete. Each in its own way also
raises different issues of genre, legitimacy, canon formation,
cultural values and context.
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