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FOLK 500 401 Proseminar in Folklore

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Seminar: TBA

The shifting definition of folklore as a subject has allowed for the dynamic development of a field that has never been content with narrow disciplinary territory. The course endeavors to provide an entry into the breadth of folkloric expression--told performed enacted believed or made. We will also study the sociopolitical and intellectual ground on which the study of folklore has been positioned over roughly the last two hundred years. Readings and class discussions will clarify how scholars today conceptualize"expressive culture" exemplify earlier ways of organizing and analyzing the material and explore the linkage between available technological recording tools and the shape of folklore documentation and analysis. (required course for graduate students in folklore; open to others with instructor's permission)

 
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