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Great Story Collections

ENGL 099.601
crosslisted as: COML 193.601, FOLK 241.601
instructor(s):
T 6:30-9:30
Sector III: Arts & Letters of the College's General Education Curriculum

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 geographically from the Middle East to Europe to the United States. Each collection displays various techniques of collecting folk materials and making them concerete. Each in its own way also raises different issues of genre, legitimacy, canon formation, cultural values and context.