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2019-2020 Master’s Program Admission Application
Now Open

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Folklore and Public Culture 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 Master’s Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest.


Martha Bayless

“Don’t Mess with the Fairies”

Listen to Martha Bayless discuss fairies in an episode of the podcast Imaginary Worlds. Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres hosted by Eric Molinsky.

Forget Tinkerbell or those Victorian illustrations of spritely pixies with wings. Authentic fairy folklore is much darker and weirder. Irish storytellers Philip Byrne, Helena Byrne, Eddie Lenihan, and professor Martha Bayless discuss how fairy folklore dominated Celtic culture for centuries, and why belief in fairies is not an unreasonable way of understanding the world.

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From Folklore to Folklorist: An Archives for Everyone

Fall and Winter 2018/2019 Knight Library, University of Oregon

We invite you to visit this wonderful exhibit created by Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore graduate student archivists. The exhibit opens September 28, 2018 and will be available for viewing through winter term, 2019.

The Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore is a repository of fieldwork collections and research materials on folklife in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Collections include books and periodicals; student and faculty research papers and fieldwork projects; fieldwork photographs and

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Folklore Major/Minor Advising

Registration for winter term will begin shortly. Undergrads are invited to a drop-in advising session on Tuesday, November 6, in Lorenzo West Resource Room, 461 PLC between 2 and 4 PM. We welcome new majors and minors!



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