Folklore | History of Ideas in Folklore: Typology & Folklore
F740 | 25666 | H. El-Shamy

Fulfills: Theory

This seminar examines the various research techniques and
considerations folklorists have employed in determining the nature
of their discipline.

The impact of folklore theories developed over the past century will
provide strong guidelines for assessing the academic “worldviews”
and their impact on the determination of the parameters of the field
of folklore and its subsystems. Concepts of culture specialty
studies based on demographic criteria (e.g., women’s folklore,
children’s folklore, etc.) will be treated.

The course will also explore the relations of folkloristics to
allied disciplines such as anthropology, literature, psychology, and

One term paper and two or three reports.