Folklore | Advanced Fieldwork: Writing & Representation
F528 | 27229 | D. Reed

This course is designed to meet two, interlinked goals: 1. to
provide upper level graduate students with additional experience
conducting fieldwork; and 2. to focus on the art of writing
ethnography.  The course will focus on several components of the
writing process associated with fieldwork—fieldnotes, fieldtape
indexes, and transcriptions—and analyze the relationship between
these components and the construction of a final, publishable
ethnography. Additionally, we will analyze different modes of
representation, from more conventional ethnographies to experimental
approaches, and compare/contrast writing for “stand-alone” written
products such as articles and books with writing for multimedia
projects.  The course will link the theoretical aspects of
ethnographic writing with practical assignments that will allow
students to conduct fieldwork and experiment with various approaches
to write-up. Fulfills core requirement in ethnomusicology.
Prerequisite: F523.