The Rust Belt is Mythical, too! is a rhetorical analysis of the media-generated rhetorical trope “The Rust Belt.” Why are few if any writers of fiction being published who deal with this large region? What is the effect of being called “The Rust Belt” upon creativity and cognitive development and/or writing anxiety?
Assembled cigar box fiddle. Fiddlin’ John Hutchison learned to play on a fiddle made from an Old Virginia Cheroots Tobacco box. In a taped interview he calls it a “cigar box.”
The label is under the soundboard. Fiddlin’ John Hutchison learned to play on a fiddle made from an Old Virginia Cheroots Tobacco box. In a taped interview he calls it a “cigar box.”
Adewale Bankole Ajayi deposited Ritualization as pragmatic deployment of revolutionary consciousness in the drama of Femi Osofisan in the group GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale on MLA Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Early works of dramatic criticism seeking to draw parallels between ritual and drama in Africa concentrated on examining the dramatic characteristics of ritual to see how drama evolved from ritual. However, a closer application of the theories of Girard, Schechner, Smith, Hubert Mauss and Turner reveal new perspectives on the interaction between…[Read more]
This article examines how the Brothers Grimm are fictionalized in German and Anglo-American media. While some representations revere and romanticize the iconic brothers for preserving the fairy-tale tradition, other depictions challenge the conventional understanding of their work and cultural contribution. In these demythologizing depictions, the…[Read more]
Fairy tales are often described in proprietary terms. Because the myth of their origin among the anonymous folk is so strong, the general tendency in both popular and scholarly discourse is to conceive of fairy tales as either the common property of all humanity or the treasures of specific cultures, nations, or ethnic groups. Since the…[Read more]
Scholarship on the Sleeping Beauty tale has gone largely unappreciated. Underlying the story’s obvious themes and motifs—birth, death/sleep, rebirth—and complicating its gender dynamic is a preoccupation with orality and telling that gives the story a significant self-reflective dimension. This article examines how the tale reflects on story…[Read more]
Explores how children of war and adults reflecting on their violent wartime childhoods have had recourse to the space of fairy tales to interpret their traumatic physical environments and their emotional lives within them. To that end, the article (1) considers the nature of time and space in the classic fairy tale; (2) establishes how the…[Read more]
This article focuses initially on a new strand of empirical research that deliberately utilizes folktales and fairy tales to make broader claims for the scientific method and to advocate for the application of evolutionary science to literature in general. After critiquing this work for is its unquestioning reliance on the problematic…[Read more]
A study of the use of proverbs in the film The Company of Wolves (dir. Neil Jordan; screenplay by Jordan and Angela Carter), based on Angela Carter’s adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood tales in her book The Bloody Chamber.
My paper concerns two radically distinct portrayals of genital injury. The first examples, drawn from legal and doctrinal narrative, describe the cultural norm of meaningful castration. The other, which provides my paper with its title, is from Peter of Cornwall’s Book of Revelations. This set of one is an analogous injury that may mean nothing: n…[Read more]
Gloria Lee McMillan started the topic New Rust Belt Literature Group at the Commmons (Folklore, too!) in the discussion Folklore and Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 9 months ago
Ever since Indiana University Folklore professor Richard M. Dorson (1975) surveyed NW Indiana to see if industrial workers had their own folklore (they did) we have been part of your area. His Land of the Mill Rats (Harvard UP) is a landmark folklore study.
Rust Belt Literature
Public Group active 5 hours, 52 m…[Read more]
Jill Terry Rudy started the topic Forum Executive Committee Nomination, Jill Terry Rudy in the discussion Folklore and Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
I have been nominated to serve on the GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale forum executive committee. In 1997, I received my PhD in Folklore from Indiana University, Bloomington, and I am an Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University (BYU). I co-direct a digital humanities project which includes graphs, visualizations, and a…[Read more]
This paper traces the origins of Chicana-centered figures and tropes found in Ana Castillo’s So Far from God to early 20th century cuentos recorded in the New Mexico Federal Writer’s Project.
CFP: Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) Conference. October 22-24, 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas
International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session:
“Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend”
The Robin Hood ballads and other Robin Hood tellings, from the past through the…[Read more]
Gumbo has become the metaphorical melting pot of Louisiana, often reducing complex histories to simple lists of ingredients. This essay offers a more complex history of the dish itself, as well as refuting some of the common misconceptions about the dish and Louisiana foodways found in popular media.
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