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Folklore Weeks 1-3 Notes

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Folklore Weeks 1-3 Notes 2200.0

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Due to the class having a slow start, this is the first three weeks of notes. They cover the very basics of folklore and go as far as to discuss the differences in folklore narrative.
John Santino
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This 5 page Bundle was uploaded by Marci Daugherty on Thursday September 10, 2015. The Bundle belongs to 2200.0 at Bowling Green State University taught by John Santino in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see INTRODUCTION TO FOLKLORE AND FOLKLIFE in Culture at Bowling Green State University.


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Date Created: 09/10/15
Folklore amp Folklife Notes 9115 Bold print definition in textbook show up on quiz Folkloristics the study of Folklore Genres several Ch 1 Concept of Culture Genre categories of culture that can be distinguished from each other by standards of form content style amp function Concept of Folklore Concept of Ethnography Finding out what ppl themselves do cutlure Texture Text amp Contect Context most important ex Ghost story some know it is just for show others take it seriously folklore deals with a lot of things that may not be accepted all the time socially taboo jokes vary in context who is present amp how you say something or what you say amp where you are mom walks in amp dirty joke stops church vs bar female groups vs male groups what genre you choose very very very important Thick amp Thin Description Thin description describing culture of the surface value Thick description finding a deeper meaning Ex Blink of an eye Thin gtcontraction closing of an eye Thick gt What does it mean checking out irting joking way to say hello Text actual item itself ex oke proverb song music dance what the person actually says or does saysword for word just words does physical movements Texture gtquothow an item of folklore is presentedgtstyle in which it is presented texture is untranslatable hard to translate if one spoke fast or show or if there are pauses verbal look in book for better examples 1 Tempo of speech 2 Dynamics 3 Pitch 4 Repetition of Sound 5 Types of Comparison 6 Figures of Speech accents Boston vs Midwest EX erry amp Lincoln differences in rapping One is slow other is faster The Concept of Folklore Folklore coined by William John Thoms Not Thomas Enlishman Popular Antiquities word that was used to describe what is now known as folklore latin based popolar of the ppl antiquities old stuff before Thoms stories were published really haphazardly wouldn t it be nice to use a good AngloSaxon name like quotFolklorequot Folklore amp Folklife Notes 9315 Video Ring Shout Good Lord Run Old Jeremiah IGenre of music African musical formreligious has hints of things that are still found in music today ex Call amp response Artistic communication in small groups lore artistic communication what you do affects what is going on everybody present has some stake or play as to what is going on Shout by Isley Brothers An old fashioned ring shout done up w band accompanimentquot critic said this ring shout is in the culture this is traditional less selfconscious made it s way into the music without realizing it Run Old Jeremiah Shout Texture similar spirituality 30 s Entertainment audience themselves God 60 s performers audience audience anybody mistake move on performers does not equal audience not making a record mistake stop rerecord product commercial musical charts Folklore amp Folklife Notes 9815 Evolution of the Term Folklore amp its Meaning Folk people Lore category of culture meant to mean a certain type of people songs stories customs amp beliefs peasants rural illiterate agricultural cultural expression Enclaved set apart from mainstream society ex Amish self enclaved generally looked upon for folklore way in which was considered quotfolkquot Later in US quotFolkquot redefined Any 2 people who share a commonality broad idea Small group artistic communication Two terms chosen today Latin PopularAntiquities AngloSaxon FolkLore Small Group amp artistic communication Ghost Story Interludegtgt Myth sacred narrative so sacred you don t question it Told as fundamentally true basic context intended to belief Legend quotthis happened to mequot it happened in today s context other world context quotidk what to make of thisquot Folktale tales to entertain not told as true 10 September 2015 Folk Narrative Myth Legend Folktale Oral prose narrative stories that people tell face to face Marchen short tale broader term than just fairytales Folktale more broad than fairytale less broad than folklore completely fictional Myth sacred narrative usually set in the primordial past religious explanations for the origins explains origins of the Earth amp everything on it determined as truedon t dare to argue ethnocentric view we have religion they have mythquot stories held to be sacred by those who tell them no offense intended to others Legend stories people tell about events that supposedly really happened anomalies paranormal deal with the real world todayquot events memorate narrative told in the 1St person that expresses a personal encounter with the supernatural Personal narrative 1St person account about a personal experience not necessarily supernatural based


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