Download The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology, 2nd by Kevin Osborn PDF

By Kevin Osborn

An exploration of undying legends. First advised centuries in the past, the traditional myths of the Greeks and Romans proceed to fascinate and impression the area at the present time. The elevated variation of this renowned consultant examines why those legends stay a vital part of human background, mentioning their literary worth, and their presence all through pop culture in such works as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and the Coen brothers’ movie O Brother, the place paintings Thou?. • includes a 50-page “who’s who” word list of classical mythological characters— from either the Greek and Roman types • An up to date examine contemporary videos and tv sequence’ in accordance with mythology, together with Helen of Troy, HBO’s lively Odyssey, and the Disney Channel’s Hercules

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Download Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend by John McKinnell PDF

By John McKinnell

A specific, routine characteristic of outdated Norse myths and legends is an stumble upon among creatures of This international (gods and people) and people of the opposite (giants, giantesses, dwarves, prophetesses, monsters and the dead). targeting cross-gendered encounters, this booklet analyses those conferences, and the several motifs and occasions they surround, from the session of a prophetess via a king or god, to sexual liaisons and go back from the lifeless. It considers the facts for his or her pre-Christian origins, discusses how some distance person poets and prose writers have been unfastened to change them, and means that they survived in medieval Christian society simply because (like folk-tale) they supply a non-dogmatic means of resolving social and mental difficulties attached with starting to be up, succession from one iteration to the subsequent, sexual relationships and bereavement.

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Download Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture by John A. Burrison PDF

By John A. Burrison

Roots of a area finds the significance of people traditions in shaping and expressing the yank South. This evaluation covers the whole area and all kinds of ex-pression-oral, musical, ordinary, and fabric. the writer establishes how folklore pervades and displays the region\'s economics, heritage (espe-cially the Civil War), race rela-tions, faith, and politics. He follows with a catalog of these folk-cultural traits-from foodstuff and crafts to song and story-that are noticeably southern. The booklet then explores the local American and outdated global resources of southern folks tradition. case reports function examples to stu-dents and as proof of the author\'s better issues. the 1st strains the origins and develop-ment of an artifact variety, the clay jug; the second one examines a spot, Georgia, and the connection of its folklore to the quarter as an entire. the writer concludes via trying to the way forward for folklife in a quarter that has misplaced a lot of its agrarian base because it modernizes, a destiny depending on fresh immigration and appreciation of older southern traditions by means of a mostly city viewers. aiding those explorations are one hundred fifteen illustrations-sixteen in color-and an in depth bibliography of books on southern folks tradition. John A. Burrison is Regents Professor of English and director of the folklore curriculum at Georgia nation collage. He additionally serves as curator of the Goizueta Folklife Gallery on the Atlanta historical past Museum and of the people Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee middle. His earlier books are Brothers in Clay: the tale of Georgia folks Pottery, Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South, and Shaping Traditions: folks Arts in a altering South.

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Download Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories (Native by Anton Treuer PDF

By Anton Treuer

A language includes a people's thoughts, whether or not they are acknowledged as person memories, as communal historical past, or as funny stories. This selection of tales from Anishinaabe elders bargains a historical past of a humans while that it seeks to maintain the language of that folks. in keeping with interviews Treuer carried out with ten elders this anthol-ogy provides the elders' tales transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on dealing with pages. those tales include a wealth of data, together with oral histories of the Anishinaabe humans and private memories, academic stories, and funny anecdotes. Treuer's translations of those tales protect the audio system' personalities, permitting their voices to emerge from the web page. Treuer introduces every one speaker, supplying a short biography and noting vital info pertaining to dialect or topics; he then permits the tales to talk for themselves. This dual-language textual content will end up instructive for these drawn to Ojibwe language and tradition, whereas the tales themselves provide the reward of a residing language and the background of a humans.

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Download Torching the Fink Books and Other Essays on Vernacular by Archie Green PDF

By Archie Green

Archie Green--shipwright, folklorist, instructor, and lobbyist--is a mythical determine within the box of yankee folklore and vernacular tradition stories. An concept to a new release of scholars and students, eco-friendly is understood for the striking ardour, intelligence, and interest he brings to his explorations of daily humans, their groups, their paintings, and their sorts of expression.This e-book gathers twelve essays meant to symbolize the diversity of Green's writings over 40 years. decisions contain a examine of folks depictions within the paintings of Thomas Hart Benton, investigations of occupational and hard work language, and a contemplative account of non-public and political morality within the learn of Appalachian musicians. In an afterword, eco-friendly lines his occupation and displays at the country of folklore as a self-discipline this day. Woven throughout the foreword by means of Robert Cantwell is Green's biography, key to knowing his precise mixture of activism and scholarship.

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Download Latter-day lore : Mormon folklore studies by Eric A. Eliason, Tom Mould PDF

By Eric A. Eliason, Tom Mould

Latter-day Lore gathers approximately thirty seminal works in Mormon folklore scholarship from its beginnings within the past due 19th century to the current so one can spotlight the intensity, breadth, and richness of that scholarship. This exam of LDS folklore reports finds theoretical, methodological, and topical shifts that still replicate shifts within the box at huge. parts for destiny study also are suggested.
The thorough creation by way of the amount editors elucidates the key impacts, tensions, and questions shaping the research of Mormon folklore. The ebook is split into six components in line with significant thematic and topical styles. The large introductory essays previous all of the six components offer worthy old, cultural, and theoretical contexts to border the experiences that stick to: society, symbols, and panorama of nearby tradition; formative customs and traditions; the sacred and the supernatural; pioneers, heroes, and the historic mind's eye; humor; and the foreign contexts of Mormon folklore.
While exploring the floor that students have coated during the last century, Eliason and mold additionally remove darkness from these components of LDS folklore which were understudied, exposing fertile parts for destiny examine. supplying the main up to date and entire survey of Mormon folklore reports to be had, Latter-day Lore is an indispensible source for college kids, students, and readers attracted to folklore, Mormon reviews, anthropology, sociology, literature, and non secular studies.

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