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FOLK 532 401 Proverb, Riddle & Speech

D. Ben Amos
Seminar: Thursday 12:00-2:00

Cross-listed with AMES 652, COML 529
Contact: dbamos@sas.upenn.edu

Through readings and collaborative projects this working seminar will explore the place of metaphor in the genres of proverb and riddle and examine their position in oral communication in traditional and modern societies. Critical readings of former definitions and models of riddles and metaphors will enable students to obtain a comprehensive perspective of these genres that will synthesize functional, structural, metaphoric, and rhetoric theories.

 
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