04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Krug Hall 209
Section Information for Spring 2020
Folk Narratives have enduring importance in our culture and society. They entertain people and impact how people make sense of the world. This course will introduce students to the diversity and dynamics of the main genres of folk narratives, including folktale, legend, and myth. we’ll dive into these stories to discuss what they reveal about the people who tell them, receive them, and share them. We will also introduce some important frameworks for interpreting, analyzing, and talking about folk narratives.
Some questions we will address over the course the term are: what are “folk narratives”? What function do they serve? How to interpret and analyze them? In what way are folk narratives still meaningful today? How folk narrative is represented and reinterpreted broadly in different literary and artistic genres across time and space? We will assume a critical stance in our study of folk narratives and look at them from an interdisciplinary perspective that will include folklore studies, history, religion, literature, art, performance studies, and anthropology.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.