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The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon is one of a few major centers of folkloristic research in the United States. With more than thirty participating faculty, our program provides an interdisciplinary approach to a Masters Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest.


Dr. Lisa Gilman Interviewed on KLCC

Dr. Lisa Gilman of the UO Folklore Program was interviewed on KLCC.  To hear the interview, Click Here

Music has been a part of war almost as constantly as weapons have been, throughout history. Its role in war is changing as the world changes too—something that’s examined in Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She is also a professor in the Department of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon. She speaks with Eric Alan about the shifting role of music in the military in the age of the MP3. She also explores



Folklore Colloquium Series – Mary Kupsch to Present

Please join us this Thursday evening, November 17, from 6-8 pm, in the Collaboration Center Room 122 at Knight Library on the UO campus for our Fall Colloquium

Pizza and other food will be served.

Folklore Graduate student Mary Kupsch will present

The Prince, the Punisher, and the Perpetrator: An Analysis of Different Displays of Masculinities in Animal/Monster Groom Tales



Stories of animal/monster groom are folktales/fairy tales that follow a specific tale type. In the story, a young woman is married to, betrothed to, or courted by a man whose physical body takes on a



Humanities Conference Call For Papers – Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

The Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA] is having its annual conference in San Diego, 1-4 March 2017 on Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2017 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design,


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