165_2020_02.pptx - Folklore the History of Nordic Folklore Study AN INTRODUCTION Quick Review Group Common or habitual rather than extraordinary

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Folklore & the History of Nordic Folklore Study AN INTRODUCTION
Quick Review Group Common or habitual, rather than extraordinary Informal, rather than formal Communicative (meaning bearing) Primarily oral (rather than primarily written) Personal (face-to-face) Traditional (stability over time) Aesthetic (artistry is involved) Ideological (norms, beliefs and values) Creates meaning
Today’s class Poll 1 Finish from last time How do we study folklore Your supernatural encounters Some commonalities Some idiosyncracies History of Nordic folklore study Overviews of Lindow, Christiansen and Simpson Poll 2
Poll 1
How do we study folklore? Fieldwork What is this? How does one do it? Sampling methods Archival research Retrospective methods Social media as self archiving folklore collections? We will focus primarily on material already collected. If, however, you have access to a small, Nordic community, you could conceivably do a fieldwork project…
A (brief) history of Nordic Folkloristics Early period (is this really folklore studies?) late 13th C Saxo the Grammarian (late 12 th to early 13 th centuries) Gesta danorum chronicle of the Danish kings saga writing / Snorri Sturluson (1179- 1241) in Iceland (Snorra Edda, Heimskringla)
Hjertebogen (The heart book) Ca. 1550-1555 -- 83 love songs/ballads Court of King Christian III
Folklore collection initially focused on the elite Anders Sørensen Vedel (1542-1616) Hundredvisebog , 1591 Tutored Tycho Brahe Peder Syv (1631-1702) 1695: 200 Viser om Konger, Kæmper og andre Vedel Syv

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