165_2020_03.pptx - Folklore Genres Classification AN OVERVIEW Quick Review Study of folklore was rooted in emerging Romantic conceptions of the spirit

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Folklore Genres & Classification AN OVERVIEW
Quick Review Study of folklore was rooted in emerging Romantic conceptions of the spirit of a nation The study of the folk centered on the peasant classes (rural, illiterate, not corrupted by education) Folklore study in Scandinavia started with the study of the folklore of the elites Under the influence of the Grimm brothers, early 19 th century Scandinavians turned to the culture of their own rural populations Who for the most part were not illiterate The trajectory of folklore scholarship in the various Nordic countries were different: Sweden: regional studies; material culture Denmark: ballads, and oral narrative Norway: language and folktales Faeroes: ballads Iceland: tales of wizards and other legends
Today’s class Poll 1 Finish from last time Your supernatural encounters Some commonalities Some idiosyncrasies Development of the field of Nordic folklore study Folklore genre and classification Poll 2
Today’s class Poll 1 Finish from last time Your supernatural encounters Some commonalities Some idiosyncrasies Development of the field of Nordic folklore study Folklore genre and classification Poll 2
Poll 1
Today’s class Poll 1 Finish from last time Your supernatural encounters Some commonalities Some idiosyncrasies Development of the field of Nordic folklore study Folklore genre and classification Poll 2
Your supernatural encounters How would you classify these? Some examples Ghost stories Unexplained phenomena Which features do you think are worth classifying on? Is it worth distinguishing between stories?
Development of the field of folkloristics in Scandinavia To avoid confusion between the object of study, and the study itself, we often use the term “folkloristics” (like linguistics) for the study of folklore

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