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  • What is Folklore?

  • How is folklore important or relevant to our daily lives?

  • How does folklore help us understand ourselves and others?

This course will explore basic folklore concepts and examine examples of folklore genres. We will seek to examine how folklore can help us understand and appreciate ourselves, our own communities, and those that might feel “other” to us as well.
There will be lectures to ground the concepts, but this class will rely on discussion and readings between classes. Students will help shape the curriculum by selecting which genres they as a group want to focus on such as digital folklore, belief, legends, folktales, art, proverbs, and foodways.

Instructor: Katie Taylor-Wynn
Katie Taylor-Wynn is a part-time librarian at Orono Public Library and mom to a toddler. She has a graduate degree in Folk Studies, with emphasis on Public Folklore, from Western Kentucky University. After graduating, Kaite was the Archives Manager of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, overseeing its digitization and moves to both the Library of Congress (for already catalogued items) and Special Collections at Fogler Library (for our backlog).

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Introduction to Folklore: Genres 
N/A  N/A  03/26/2021 - 04/30/2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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$30.00 Fee
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