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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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English Department/Folklore Program Commencement

The University of Oregon’s 2016 Commencement will be held on Monday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Matthew Knight Arena.

The English Department/Folklore Program Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, June 13th at 12:00 p.m. on the Memorial Quad. The ceremony will include those who graduated Summer 2015 through Winter 2016 and those who have applied Spring 2016 and Summer 2016.


Peter Jan Margy Lecture “The Healing Coltrane and the Communion of Sacred Jazz”

 Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration Fund Lecture Series presents

“The Healing Coltrane and the Communion of Sacred Jazz”

A public lecture by Peter Jan Margry, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam and Daniel Wojcik, Department of English and Folklore Program, University of Oregon

July 5, 2016 110 Fenton Hall 1:00 pm

This presentation explores the religious practices inspired by the music of the jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, within the context of the worship services of the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church in San Francisco.  In this setting the live jam



Check Out These Summer Folklore Courses !!

Summer is coming, and the UO Folklore Program is offering a number of great courses for undergraduates and graduates!!


Summer Session 6/20-7/17


Folklore and Religion w/ Dr. Dan Wojcik

FLR 411/511 CRN 40866

MTWR 12:00 – 1:50

FEN 105

This course explores religious practices and supernatural beliefs in modern society as expressed in folklore and film. We will examine religion and spirituality as it is “lived,” focusing primarily on beliefs and practices that are informally learned and generally unsanctioned by institutional doctrines and authorities. The course is organized to


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