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Jerome Bauer's Folklore Study Courses

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

ReSt 3391 "Karma and Rebirth"

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic"

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies:
Middle-Earth and Bharata-Varsha"
=
CompLit 4705

ReSt 250F "Hinduism: An Introduction"

ReSt 252 [UC] "Hindu and Jain Mythology"

ReSt 223 [UC] "Hindu Medicine and Indian Food"
=
Anthro 2231

ReSt 3392 [339F] "Topics in South Asian Religion: Yoga Traditions"
=
International Studies 339F

 

Washington University Folklore
Study Courses (Non-Exhaustive List)

(This page is under construction)

 

U66 RelSt 310 Myth, Folklore, and Biblical Storytelling [Professor Carol Selkin Wise]
[Last taught Autumn 2002,
University College]

U69 ANTHRO 381 Humans, Animals, and Monsters [Professor Deborah Ruscillo Cosmopoulos]
[Last taught Spring 2003,
University College]

 

Folklore Study Programs and Courses
at Local Universities

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome!)

 

University of Missouri-Columbia

Folklore Studies Program in English

Folklore and Oral Tradition

Center for Studies in Oral Tradition (CSOT)

Student Folklore Society

Elaine Lawless

Sw. Anand Prahlad

Courses

English 285/Anthropology 284: American Folklore [1999; Professor Lawless]

English/Anth 385, Oral Narrative (Cross-listed course with Anthropology;
This course is Writing Intensive)
[Fall 1996;
Professor Lawless]

English/WS 386, Women's Folklore and Feminist Theory
(Cross-listed course with Women Studies;
This course is Writing Intensive) [Winter 1996;
Professor Lawless]

English 499, Doctoral Seminar in Folklore: Folklore and Literature
[Winter 1996;
Professor Lawless]

English 485: Seminar in Folklore. Topic: Religion and Folk Belief and Expression
[1995;
Professor Lawless]

English 385 Rastafari Voices [Fall 2001; Professor Prahlad]

Themes in African American Folklore [Professor Prahlad]

Themes in Caribbean folklore [Professor Prahlad]

Voodoo and the African American Literary Tradition [Professor Prahlad]

 

Folklore and Folklife Bibliographic Resources

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature; a Classification of Narrative Elements in
Folk-Tales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla,
Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends by Stith Thompson

[6 Vollumes]

Thompson, Stith, 1932-36. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
GR 67 T5 v. 1-6, WestC General Stacks

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature; a Classification of Narrative Elements in
Folk-Tales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla,
Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends [6 Vollumes]

Thompson, Stith, 1955-58. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

(revised and enlarged edition)
GR 67 T52 v. 1-6, Olin Level AStacks

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature : Bibliography and Abbreviations
Thompson, Stith; Grimshaw, Polly (ed.) 1955 ed. rev.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press
GR 67 T522 1976, Olin Level A Stacks

The Oral Tales of India
Thompson, Stith; Balys, Jonas. 1958. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
GR 305 T5, Olin Level A Stacks

South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia
[Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka]

Mills, Margaret; Claus, Peter; and Diamond, Sarah, eds. 2003. New York: Routledge
[Requested for the Washington University Library]

The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads; With their Texts,
According to the Extant Records of Great Britain and America (Volumes 1-4)

Bronson, Bertrand Harris, 1902- ed.
ML3650 B789 Music Main Flr Books

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
PN1992.95 .V554 Olin Level A Stacks
Washington University Library has: 1993, 1995, 1999.
Note: I have the 2002 edition in my office, Prince 210; you are welcome to use it!

 

Folklore and Folklife Links

(Neither I nor anyone else at Washington University necessarily endorse these websites).

 

Societies, Institutions, and Archives

The American Folklore Society

American Folklife Center

Missouri Folklore Society

Missouri Folk Arts Program

California Folklore Society

Missoula Folklore Society (Montana)

UCLA Folk Medicine Archive

University of Pennsylvania Center for Folklore and Ethnogrsphy

World Folk Music Association (WFMA)

Philadelphia Folksong Society

Urban Legends Reference Pages

AFU and Urban Legends Archive

National Folklore Support Centre, Chennai [Madras], India
Folklore Links (India and Worldwide)
Indian Folklife (Current Issue)

Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow [India]

University of Missouri, Columbia Student Folklore Society

University of Missouri, Columbia Student Folklore Society Links Page

Washington University Gaelic Culture Society

 

Publications

Journal of American Folklore

Journal of Folklore Research

New Directions in Folklore (On-line Journal)

Indian Folklife

Indian Folklore Research Journal

 

Departments and Academic Programs

Indiana University, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Ohio State University, Center for Folklore Studies

University of Pennsylvania Program in Folklore and Folklife

UCLA Program in Folklore and Mythology

UCLA Program in Culture and Performance

Memorial University of Newfoundland Department of Folklore

University of California-Berkeley Folklore Program

 

Miscellaneous Links

Camille Bacon-Smith's ethnographic study of TV fan fiction as American folklore and popular myth

Dr. Camille Bacon-Smith's Homepage

EPGuide.com (TV Episode Guide)

Epguides.com (TV Episode Guide)

Whoosh! Episode Guide (TV Episodes)

Bad Astronomy

Bad Astronomy: Fox TV and the Apollo Moon Hoax

Bad Astronomy: Planet)

Academic Study of Miracles and Magic

Miracles and Magic Bibliography and Links

 

 

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