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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


Latin American Gothic

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recently, scholarly criticism has acknowledged the presence of the Gothic in Latin America, which should be distinguished from magic realism and the fantastic. Latin American Gothic evinces regional, ... More


Check Snopes: Cyborg Folklore in the Internet Age

Willow G. Mullins

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

“Check Snopes” has become the clarion call of doubters everywhere, from the chalkboard to the chat room. Yet Snopes.com also presents an interesting problem within folklore studies, a problem common ... More


You Can’t Raffle Off a Dead Donkey: Newslore of Commerce

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore the sudden collapse of the Enron Corporation. It explains that the shameless profiteering of Enron executives confirmed some of the worst fears about corporate ... More


Not-So-Heavenly Gates: Newslore of the Digital Age

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore that has attached itself to the person of software mogul Bill Gates and the response to business and government warnings of economic upheaval in the event of ... More


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