Download Spooky Texas: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And by S. E. Schlosser PDF

By S. E. Schlosser

Certainly, hauntings and paranormal happenings within the Lone famous person nation are greater than lifestyles. incorporated during this must-read assortment are stories of the ghost lighting fixtures of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil’s model within the everlasting roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on finish as you examine the mysteries and lore in Spooky Texas.

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Download Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber PDF

By Paul Barber

In this engrossing booklet, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore approximately vampires and provides the 1st clinical reason behind the origins of the vampire legends.  From the story of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized all people within the urban, to the testimony of a physician who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard packed with Serbian vampires, his booklet is interesting analyzing. “This study’s comprehensiveness and the author’s bone-dry wit make this compelling interpreting, not only for folklorists, yet for an individual attracted to a time whilst the lifeless wouldn’t remain dead.”—Booklist “Barber’s inquiry into vampires, truth and fiction, is a gem within the literature of debunking

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Download Medieval Oral Literature by Karl Reichl (ed.) PDF

By Karl Reichl (ed.)

Medieval literature is to a wide quantity in keeping with oral culture and permeated by way of a variety of varieties of orality: literary texts have been normally learn aloud, up into the overdue center a while; well known literature was once frequently transmitted orally and played by way of public entertainers; and a couple of literary kinds have been formed by way of an oral historical past. even if questions of orality and the manifold interrelations among oral and written traditions were the topic of in depth study in medieval stories, there's no normal, state of the art compendium during this box. during this publication a world crew of students discusses theoretical concerns, corresponding to the oral thought, oral poetics and performance-related methods, in addition to numerous literary traditions and genres. targeted emphasis is laid on a complete view of medieval literature, which additionally includes literary traditions past the borders of Europe, with chapters on orality and literature within the Older Germanic, the Celtic, and the Romance languages, in center English, center excessive German, Byzantine Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The book's goal is to supply a well-founded and trustworthy orientation for college students and researchers in medieval experiences.

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Download Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines by Aspasia Stephanou PDF

By Aspasia Stephanou

Interpreting Vampire Gothic via Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in a variety of texts and contexts. It seeks to attach, via blood, fictional to real-life vampires to track similarities, ameliorations and discontinuities. those routine may be noticeable to parallel altering notions approximately embodiment and id in tradition.

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Download Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III PDF

By Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the "Orphic" gold pills hire the conventional story of a trip to the world of the useless to redefine, in the mythic narrative, the bounds in their societies. instead of being the relics of a pale ritual culture or the goods of Orphic effect, those myths can in simple terms display their meanings via this distinctive research of the explicit ways that every one writer uses the culture.

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Download Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a by Trevor J. Blank PDF

By Trevor J. Blank

A pioneering exam of the folkloric characteristics of the realm broad net, electronic mail, and comparable electronic media. those stuidies exhibit that folks tradition, sustained by way of a brand new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, because the Internet's beginnings, to language, perform, and interplay on-line. clients of many types proceed to increase the net as an important medium for producing, transmitting, documenting, and maintaining folklore. In a suite of latest, insightful essays, individuals Trevor J. clean, Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen, Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeill, Elizabeth Tucker, and William Westerman show off methods the web either shapes and is formed by way of folklore

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Download Marrow of Human Experience, The: Essays on Folklore by by William Wilson, Jill Terry Rudy PDF

By William Wilson, Jill Terry Rudy

Composed over numerous many years, the essays listed here are remarkably clean and proper. they give guideline for the scholar simply starting the learn of folklore in addition to repeated price for the various verified students who proceed to strive against with concerns that Wilson has addressed. As his paintings has lengthy provided perception on severe matters—nationalism, style, trust, the connection of folklore to different disciplines within the humanities and humanities, the foreign money of legend, the importance of humor as a cultural expression, and so forth—so his contemporary writing, in its reflexive method of narrative and storytelling, illuminates today’s paradigms. Its amazing autobiographical size, lengthy a component of Wilson’s paintings, employs kinfolk and native lore to attract conclusions of extra common importance. in a different way to think about it's that more recent folklorists are catching up with Wilson and what he has been approximately for it slow.

As a physique, Wilson’s essays boost similar themes and attached subject matters. This assortment organizes them in 3 coherent elements. the 1st examines the significance of folklore—what it truly is and its worth in numerous contexts. half , drawing specifically at the adventure of Finland, considers the position of folklore in nationwide id, together with either the way it is helping outline and maintain id and the fewer savory methods it can be used for the sake of nationalistic ideology. half 3, established largely on Wilson’s vast paintings in Mormon folklore, that's an important in that sector on the grounds that that of Austin and Alta Fife, appears to be like at non secular cultural expressions and outsider perceptions of them and, back, at how identification is formed, by way of non secular trust, adventure, and participation; through the tales approximately them; and by means of the various different expressive components of lifestyles encountered day-by-day in a culture.

Each essay is brought via a well known folklorist who discusses the impression of Wilson’s scholarship. those contain Richard Bauman, Margaret Brady, Simon Bronner, Elliott Oring, Henry Glassie, David Hufford, Michael Owen Jones, and Beverly Stoeltje.

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Download Cassell's Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Cassell by Jenny March PDF

By Jenny March

An award winner by means of knowledgeable on historic Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and areas, historical past and archeology: this attention-grabbing and beautifully authoritative paintings faucets into the richest veins of the classical world--its mythology. It covers all of the vital tales, characters (divine, human, and animal), sacred websites, and significant occasions that formed previous civilizations...and our personal. huge quotations from the unique assets and over a hundred illustrations brighten up greater than four hundred articles.

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Download The Methodology of Herbert Blumer by Kenneth Baugh Jr. PDF

By Kenneth Baugh Jr.

The method of Herbert Blumer is a entire serious account of the contributions of this significant American sociologist to the technique of social examine. In an in depth interpreting of Blumer's texts, the writer charts the improvement of Blumer's considering, revealing a rigidity among an primarily realist ontology and Blumer's emphasis at the dating of thought to technique. the writer describes Blumer's notion of technique as a self-reflective workout within which the rules of medical inquiry are built and criticized, and never only as a question of process. Blumer's focus at the fundamental team spirit of concept and process relates suggestively to present brooding about method, whereas his examinations of this subject in such components as public opinion examine and variable research supply provocative criticisms of many present examine practices.

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