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FOLK 532 401 Proverb, Riddle & Speech

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

Distribution I: Society
Cross-listed: AMES 659
Undergraduates Need Permission

The topics of discussion in the course are the following: the nature of narrative, narrative taxonomy and terminology, performance in storytelling events, the transformation of historical experience into narrative, the construction of symbolic reality, the psycho-social interpretation of folktales, the search for minimal units, the historical-geographic method in folktale studies, the folktale in history and the history of folktale research.

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