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Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More

BluebeardA Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Casie E. Hermansson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial ... More

Campus TraditionsFolklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

From their beginnings, campuses emerged as hotbeds of traditions and folklore. American college students inhabit a culture with its own slang, stories, humor, beliefs, rituals, and pranks. This book ... More

The Florida Folklife Reader

The Florida Folklife Reader

Tina Bucuvalas (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical ... More

Folklore RecycledOld Traditions in New Contexts

Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Frank de Caro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book starts from the proposition that folklore—usually thought of in its historical social context as “oral tradition”—is easily appropriated and recycled into other contexts. That is, writers ... More

Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039935
eISBN:
9781626740266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Can the study of folklore survive brutal wars and nationalized misappropriations? Does folklore make sense in an age of fearsome technology? These are two of several questions this book addresses ... More

Grimm LegaciesThe Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. The book reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in ... More

Legend-Tripping OnlineSupernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Michael Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, ... More

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More

Miracles and MurdersAn Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266199
eISBN:
9780191851483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book offers an introduction to one of the most fascinating and little-known song traditions in Europe, the Breton gwerz or ballad. These narrative songs, collected in Western Brittany from the ... More

NewsloreContemporary Folklore on the Internet

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Russell Frank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press ... More

OtherworldsFantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Aisling Byrne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Otherworlds are a recurrent feature in medieval literary texts and are usually characterized by a set of distinctive features. This study highlights the potentially anachronistic implications of ... More

The Poetry of Everyday LifeStorytelling and the Art of Awareness

The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Steve Zeitlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This is a book of encounters. Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing a capacity for fulfillment and expression, this book taps into the artistic side of what we often take for ... More

Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

Michael Johnston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679782
eISBN:
9780191759093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England offers a new history of Middle English romance, the most popular genre of secular literature in the English Middle Ages. This book argues that many of ... More

Romancing TreasonThe Literature of the Wars of Roses

Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Megan Leitch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This book addresses the scope and significance of the secular literary culture of the Wars of the Roses, and especially of its distinctive prose romances. The book argues that the pervasive textual ... More

Stealing HelenThe Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More

The Story-Time of the British EmpireColonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and ... More

The Trickster Comes WestPan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Babacar M'Baye

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. This book explores relationships among ... More

Voices of FireReweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi iaka

Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi iaka

ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679218
eISBN:
9781452947952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book is a literary analysis of Pele and Hiʻiaka literature from an indigenous, specifically Hawaiian perspective, one inspired by the larger discussions of Indigenous Literary Nationalism by ... More

Why We LeftUntold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

“My Brooks ancestors were among the earliest waves of emigrants to leave England and settle in North America. Once arrived, for centuries, they lived difficult and hard-bitten lives, eking out ... More

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