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  • The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literaturesby Sarah Dunnigan; Suzanne Gilbert

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This collection of essays explores the historical importance and imaginative richness of Scotland’s extensive contribution to modes of traditional culture and expression: ballads, tales and storytelling, and song. Its underlying aim is to bring about a more dynamic and inclusive understanding of Scottish culture. Rooted in literary history and... more...

  • Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Islandby Julie V. Watson; John C. Watson

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 9.99

    Swathed in mist and surrounded by the secretive sea, P.E.I. is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. more...

  • Fairy Tales Reimaginedby Susan Redington Bobby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...

  • Speak, Bird, Speak Againby Ibrahim Muhawi; Sharif Kanaana

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... more...

  • Folkloreby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. more...

  • Memory in Oral Traditionsby David C. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 59.99

    This text applies the methods and theories of cognitive psychology to the study of oral traditions. The author elaborates on three structural devices that appear in oral traditions: those consisting of meaning; those using imagery; and those in which sound pattern is predominant. more...

  • American Regional Folkloreby Terry Ann Mood-Leopold

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy. more...

  • Oral Traditions of Anutaby Richard Feinberg

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99

    Feinberg compiles historical narratives from the island of Anuta, an isolated and largely traditional community in the eastern Solomon Islands. He includes both the original texts and the translations, and his annotations provide essential ethnographic and historical context that clarify linguistic and cultural issues. more...

  • Storytrackingby Sam D. Gill

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    This work takes the narrative technique of "storytracking", as practised by Australian aboriginal peoples, and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The author proposes to get as close as possible to the perceptions and beliefs of the peoples by expunging European interpretation. more...

  • Storytelling in a Liminal Timeby Dr Boria Sax

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    This e-book discusses the increased emphasis on storytelling in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. In the post-industrial world, storytelling is again assuming the central role it had in pre-industrial times imposing structure on the chaos of experience. more...