Folklore and Literature

Folklore and Literature

Author: MANUEL DE COSTA FONTES

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791444929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.

Folklore and Folklife

Folklore and Folklife

Author: Richard M. Dorson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226158716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 561

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Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife.

Crossing Borders Through Folklore

Crossing Borders Through Folklore

Author: Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826260093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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Examining works by Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, this innovative book frames black women's aesthetic sensibilities across art forms. Investigating the relationship between vernacular folk culture and formal expression, this study establishes how each of the four artists engaged the identity issues of the 1960s and used folklore as a strategy for crossing borders in the works they created during the following two decades. Because of its interdisciplinary approach, this study will appeal to students and scholars in many fields, including African American literature, art history, women's studies, diaspora studies, and cultural studies.

Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009

Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009

Author: Kenneth L. Untiedt

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574412772

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. This book does more than present a history of the Texas Folklore Society: it explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it will continue.

Folklore: The Basics

Folklore: The Basics

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317420989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Folklore: The Basics is an engaging guide to the practice and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around the world, it explores the role of folklore in expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and anxieties that often are often not revealed through other means. Providing a clear framework for approaching the study of folklore, it introduces the reader to methodologies for identifying, documenting, interpreting and applying key information about folklore and its relevance to modern life. From the Brothers Grimm to Internet Memes, it addresses such topics as: What is folklore? How do we study it? Why does folklore matter? How does folklore relate to elite culture? Is folklore changing in a digital age? With case studies, suggestions for reading and a glossary of key terminology, Folklore: The Basics supports readers in becoming familiar with folkloric traditions and interpret cultural expression. It is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of folklore for the first time.

Folklore in Baltic History

Folklore in Baltic History

Author: Sadhana Naithani

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496823588

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Folklore in the Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is about the role of folklore, folklore archives, and folklore studies in the contemporary history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—together called the Baltic countries. They were occupied by Russia, by Germany, and lastly by the USSR at the end of the Second World War. They regained freedom in 1991. The period under the rule of the USSR brought several changes to their societies and cultures. Individuals and institutions dealing with folklore—archives, university departments, and folklorists—came under special control, attack, and surveillance. Some of the pioneer folklorists escaped to other countries, but many others witnessed their institutions and the meaning of folklore studies transformed. The USSR did not stop folklore studies but led the field to new methods. In spite of all the pressure, folklore continued to be a matter of identity, and folksongs became the marching songs of crowds resisting Soviet control in the late 1980s. Since independence in 1991, folklore scholars and institutions revamped and reconstituted folkloristics. Today all three countries have many active scholars and institutions. Sadhana Naithani recounts this resilient arc through an intermedial and interdisciplinary methodology of research. She combines the study of written works, archival documents, life-stories, and conversations with folklorists, ethnologists, archivists, and historians in Tartu, Riga, and Vilnius. She recorded conversations on video, creating current reflections on issues of the recent past. Based on the study of life-stories and oral history projects, Naithani juxtaposes the history of folkloristics and the life of the folk in the Soviet period of the Baltic countries. The result is this dramatic, first-ever history of Baltic folkloristics.

Mapping the History of Folklore Studies

Mapping the History of Folklore Studies

Author: Dace Bula

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892674

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This collection of articles provides rich and diverse insights into the historical dynamics of folkloristic thought with its shifting geographies, shared spaces, centres and borderlands. By focusing on intellectual collaboration and sharing, the volume also reveals the limitations, barriers and boundaries inherent in scholarship and scholarly communities. Folklore scholars from Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and the USA reflect upon a range of related questions, including: To what extent and in what sense can folklore studies be regarded as a shared field of knowledge? Which lines of authority have held it together and what forces have led to segmentation? How have the hierarchies of intellectual centres and peripheries shifted over time? Do national or regional styles of scholarly practice exist in folkloristics? The contributors here pay attention to individual personalities, the politics and economics of scholarship, and forms of communication as meaningful contexts for discussing the dynamics of folklore theory and methods.

South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Author: Peter Claus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000101225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

Pearls of Bulgarian Folklore

Pearls of Bulgarian Folklore

Author: Ivanka Ivanova Pietrek

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783737515054

Category: Music

Page: 91

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E 55 unpublished Author songs of the singer based on authentic folk songs from Pazardzhik, with music and lyrics classified by type and ex- planations of foreign words, unfamiliar words and dialect Lyrics are in Bulgarian original written in Latin letters, and translated into English.. ================================================================================== D 55 nicht veröffentlichte Autorenlieder der Sängerin, geschaffen auf Grundlage authentischer Volkslieder aus der Region Pazardshik incl. Noten und Texte, klassifiziert nach ihrer Art und mit Erklärungen der Fremdwörter, unbekannte Wörter und Dialekte Songtexte sind in bulgarischer Sprache Original in lateinischen Buchstaben geschrieben, und in English übersetzt.. ===================================================================================== BG 55 непубликувани авторски песни на певицата, създадени по об- разци на автентични народни песни от Пазарджишко, с ноти и текст, класифицирани по вид и с обяснения на чуждиците, непознатите и диалектните думи. Текстовете са на български оригинален написани с латински и преведени на английски.