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Folklore and Literature

ENGL 099.601
instructor(s):
M 5:30-8:10

This course is intended for those with no prior background in folklore or knowledge of various cultures. Texts range in age from the first century to the twentieth, and from the Middle East to Europe and the United States. Each collection displays various techniques of collecting folk materials and making them concrete. Each in its own way also raises different issues of genre, legitimacy, canon formation, cultural values and context.