Folklore | Fieldnotes in African Research
F609 | 25649 | R. Stone/M. Frank-Wilson
Above class meets with AFRI-A731.
Ethnographic researchers employ fieldnotes to record ideas,
analyses, and texts in the course of field research in Africa.
These fieldnotes display rich variety in form, function, voice, and
style, depending of particular disciplines as well as historical
Guest lecturers will share with the class their own work with
fieldnotes in a public lecture on Wednesday evening.
Students will read general articles on fieldnotes as well as
specific works of the invited speakers. They will write a full-
length paper analyzing fieldnotes they have researched in one of the
archives at Indiana University, focusing one or more of the focal