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  • Joking Asidesby Elliott Oring

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Nothing in the understanding of humor is as simple as it might seem. In Joking Asides , Elliott Oring confronts the problems of humor, analyzing the key contemporary approaches to its study and addressing controversial topics with new empirical data and insights.   A folklorist drawn to the study of humor, Oring developed his formulation... more...

  • New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Talesby Christa Jones; Claudia Schwabe

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales  provides invaluable hands-on materials and pedagogical tools from an international group of scholars who share their experiences in teaching folk- and fairy-tale texts and films in a wide range of academic settings.   This interdisciplinary collection introduces scholarly perspectives on how... more...

  • Pole Raising and Speech Makingby Jennifer Eastman Attebery

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    In Pole Raising and Speech Making , author Jennifer Eastman Attebery focuses on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the surrounding spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West during the height of Swedish immigration to the area?1880?1917. Combining research in folkloristics and history,... more...

  • Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japanby Noriko Reider

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and beautiful over their long history. Here, author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and... more...

  • More Amazing Tales from Indianaby Fred D. Cavinder

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The stories in this book will provide entertainment for everyone and evoke wonder in the most jaded observer of the human condition. Some of the exploits that Fred D. Cavinder describes are half-hidden footnotes to national and international happenings. Others seem so typical of Indiana that they will appeal to anyone who understands the Hoosier spirit.... more...

  • New England Legends and Folk Loreby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, New England Legends and Folk Lore is Samuel Adams Drake?s extraordinary collection of legends and folk tales. Stories include dozens of classics of New England lore that describe the times of witches and seafarers, strange nighttime occurrences and mysterious places. A classic and creative compilation... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...

  • Modern Mythologyby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society 1909-2009by Kenneth L. Untiedt

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 31.96

    The Texas Folklore Society (TFS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore. It explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it can continue. more...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    Picador 2010; US$ 6.79

    We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...