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Week Four Class Lecture Notes

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Week Four Class Lecture Notes FLK 276-006

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These notes cover the class discussions from week four, this material will be covered in the exam on Tuesday.
Intro to Folk Studies
Barry Kaufkins
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folk, Studies, Folklore, childlore
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Notetaker on Thursday September 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FLK 276-006 at Western Kentucky University taught by Barry Kaufkins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/15/16
FLK 276 Week 4 Day #5 9/13/16 FOLKTALES Folktales— Traditional tales of fiction. Contains important social truths and cultural beliefs told for entertainment Early tale analysis— collectors discover similarities among the various folktales of different regions Tale Type and Motif indexes— organized folktales for comparative analysis polygenesis: multiple Origins leading to similar stories morphology: changing from one story to the next Historic-Geographic method: as changed over time and location Tale Type Index— organized by whole plots/themes Motif index— organized by recurring elements (motifs): examples include Heroes and death this is cross-referenced with the tale type index Main categories of tale type stories— animal tales and fables jokes and anecdotes Formula tales ordinary folk (fairy) tales Marchen characteristic elements— formulaic: Once Upon a Time, the number three Supernatural events, magic Fantastical creatures and animals mortal characters bestowed with special powers unlikely Heroes lowly character requires great prestige or fame


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