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FOLK 360 401 Native American Folklore

Judith Berman
Lecture: : Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 (noon)-1:30 p.m.


A survey of the indigenous oral literatures of North America that will read Native American myths and other traditional narratives with the primary aim of exploring their meanings to Native people. Topics will include, among other things, moral and religious significance, performance, aesthetics, humor, and the relationship of myth to landscape and individual life experience. The course will also place the study of Native American folklore in the context of the history of scholarship, and current issues such as cultural renewal, language endangerment, cultural representation, and cultural property rights.

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