LITT 321: Folklore Studies and Oral Literature II (Theory and Methods)

Oral literature and folklore; varieties of artistic, cultural, social and physical elements which give rise to oral literature to which it is integrated; a critical review of literature on oral art, its origins, its transmission, enjoyment of it by communities; observation, record texts in the field;  definitions of folklore and oral literature; ethnocentric approaches; emotional responses to orature and folklore; field techniques and methods; change and stability in oral traditions; use of modern mass media techniques to record oral literature. Y3S2