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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.

The Accidental Golem Hunters

Gantt Gurley (Folklore Core Faculty) and Edan Dekel (Williams College) have recently published a blog for the Katz Center (UPENN). It is entitled “The Accidental Golem Hunters” and gives a backstory to a series of articles concerning the legend of the famed Golem of Prague they have published in the Jewish Quarterly Review. The blog highlights their most recent publication “Kafka’s Golem” which appeared in JQR 107.4.

Folklore Student Association – Second Meeting

The Folklore Student Association will hold its second meeting of the term Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm.

We will be screening a selection of short films from our own folklore archives, followed by discussion, planning, and pizza.

Screening begins at 6pm in the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore (PLC 453).  We will move to the Lorenzo West Graduate Lounge (PLC 461) afterward for refreshments and discussion.

All are welcome, so bring a friend!

Folklore Major/Minor Advising

Registration for Spring term will begin shortly. Undergrads are invited to a drop in advising session on Monday, February 19 in Lorenzo West Resource Room, 461 PLC between 3 and 5PM. We are very enthusiastic about the major and what it offers. We welcome new majors and minors!

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