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FOLK 241 401 Great Story Collections

David Azzolina
Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-12:00 noon.

Crosss-listed with: COML 193
DISTRIBUTION: ARTS & LETTERS (Class of '09 and earlier)

This course is intended for those with no prior background in folklore or knowledge of various cultures. Texts range in age from the first century to the twentieth and geographically from the Middle East to Europe to the United States. Each collection displays various techniques of 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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