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.
“Let the bodies hit the floor,” shouts the band Drowning Pool over and over and over during the chorus of their song “Bodies.”
The group wrote the tune as a reflection of the mosh pits they see while performing on stage, but the song became an anthem of war for many troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its lyrics were the soundtrack that blared through headphones and speakers when they prepared for combat.
But these soldiers didn’t choose the song — or similarly aggressive metal and rap hits by the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Lil Jon — because they were all Rambo-like fighters...
Peter Jan Margry Lecture “Pilgrimage in Transformation: The Influence of the Camino Phenomenon on the Concept of Pilgrimage”
July 11, 2016
Browsing Room, Knight Library
Pilgrimage is an important ritual expression that exists within most religions of the world. For centuries Christian pilgrimage was relatively unchanged in its functions and ritual processes. However during the past decades modernity has had its impact on religion and influenced pilgrimage practices as well. This presentation explores how the popular rediscovery of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela and the reinvention of its pilgrimage traditions have led to a global proliferation of new ways of pilgrimaging; how has...
DEPARTMENT OF FOLKLORE POSITION#: VPA-FOLK-2016-001
The Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking an outstanding individual with an established record of excellence in teaching and research for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Folklore or a closely related discipline.
The successful candidate will have expertise in oral narrative, including legend and folktale, as well as narrative theory with both regional and global perspectives. Candidates will...