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Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More

BluebeardA Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Casie E. Hermansson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial ... More

Campus TraditionsFolklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

From their beginnings, campuses emerged as hotbeds of traditions and folklore. American college students inhabit a culture with its own slang, stories, humor, beliefs, rituals, and pranks. This book ... More

The Florida Folklife Reader

The Florida Folklife Reader

Tina Bucuvalas (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical ... More

Folklore RecycledOld Traditions in New Contexts

Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Frank de Caro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book starts from the proposition that folklore—usually thought of in its historical social context as “oral tradition”—is easily appropriated and recycled into other contexts. That is, writers ... More

Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039935
eISBN:
9781626740266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Can the study of folklore survive brutal wars and nationalized misappropriations? Does folklore make sense in an age of fearsome technology? These are two of several questions this book addresses ... More

Legend-Tripping OnlineSupernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Michael Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, ... More

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More

NewsloreContemporary Folklore on the Internet

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Russell Frank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press ... More

The Story-Time of the British EmpireColonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and ... More

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