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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.

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Dr. Lisa Gilman’s New Book Featured in Around The O

“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



“Singular Spaces: An Introduction to Art Environments in Spain and Around the World”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.

Jo Farb Hernandez (Professor, Department of Art and Art History, San José State University in California, and Director of the Thompson Art Gallery)

In this presentation, Jo Farb Hernández takes a long view of the worldwide phenomenon of invented spaces created by self-taught artists, with a concentration on the Spanish sites that she has been documenting for the past seventeen years. Art environments, which take widely varying forms and often include sculpture, architecture, landscaping, and painting within a



Call for Papers: Myths and Fairy Tales. Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Call for Papers

Myths and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 38th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions,


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