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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.


2014-2015 Student Award Recipients

Congratulations to these Students for their Outstanding Work!

UO Folklore Program 2015 Alma Johnson Graduate Folklore Award

Bruno Seraphin “”Year of the Possum” and Authenticities: Folk Revival and Reciprocal Filmmaking with the Green Grass Cloggers”

UO Folklore Program 2015 Kate Martin Undergraduate Folklore Award

Corbett Robley “Sexuality in U.S. Naval Folklore”

UO Folklore Program Summer 2015 Research Awards

Bruno Seraphin Award of $500 to support ethnographic fieldwork with “re-wilders” in the northern Great Basin, in support of his Master’s Thesis.

Tracy Thornton Award



Grimms Fairy Tales 9-2015

“Grimm’s Fairy Tales” Presented by Folklore faculty member, Dorothee Ostmeier.

“Grimm’s Fairy Tales”, Eugene Public Library, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:00 pm

Dorothee Ostmeier will discuss the cross-cultural connections between various versions of the tales and their revisions in contemporary texts and media. Ostmeier teaches courses on fairy tales, fantasy, and the uncanny as a Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Oregon. She has published two books and is now working on a third, “Portals of Fantasy.


Call for Book Proposals

The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite proposals to a workshop at the 2011 conference of the American Folklore Society for authors working on their first book. Up to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their individual projects  Projects selected for the workshop will be candidates for publication in the Presses’ new