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Folklore Theory and Slavic Folklore (SLAVIC 369)

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  • Winter
Subject Code
SLAVIC
Course Number
169
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Folklore Theory and Slavic Folklore (SLAVIC 369)

Why do educated elites care about popular or folk culture, and how do they use it? An intellectual history of two centuries of folklore theory, with examples drawn from Eastern European (Slavic and Jewish) lore; students collect other folklore themselves and analyze it. Separate section for Russian readers.