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Fall 2020 Master’s Program Admission Application Now Open

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Welcome to the homepage of the Folklore and Public Culture Program at the University of Oregon. The Folklore and Public Culture Program is one of a few major centers of folkloristic research in the United States. With more than thirty core and participating faculty, the program provides an interdisciplinary approach to an undergraduate major and minor as well as a Master’s Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest. Participants in the Folklore and Public Culture Program use theoretical analyses, research methods, and fieldwork techniques to study the ways tradition continues to enrich human behavior throughout the world. Participants examine the historical, cultural, social, and psychological dimensions of expressive forms such as mythology, legend, folktale, music, dance, art, belief, food, ritual, and ceremony. Students will gain fresh perspectives on the ethnic, regional, occupational, gender, and other identities of individuals in specific communities.

Students, faculty, and staff associated with Folklore and Public Culture are committed to learning, working, and living in an environment free of discrimination and hate. We take responsibility for maintaining an environment free of prohibited harassment and discrimination. Resources are readily available on campus for all students, faculty, and staff:

Winter 2020 Folklore/Legend Course

Check out this winter 2020 course taught by Folklore and Public Culture faculty member Gantt Gurley. It deals with narrative theory, orality and literacy, and the folkloresque. FLR grad students are encouraged to enroll. It’s listed in German but will be taught in English and all readings will also be available in English and German See flier for details.

Folklore and Public Culture Winter 2020 Classes

Need Winter Term Courses?

Folklore and Public Culture Program

PLC 118 – 541-346-1505

FLR 4/510 Craft Clothing Culture – Winter 2020

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This exciting class offers a unique opportunity to experience how Native American regalia makers and storytellers, as well as Romanian traditional woodcarvers, rug weavers, clothing makers, and singers sustain and transmit their cultural heritage through their cultural traditions. No previous knowledge of Native American or Romanian traditions is needed.

Course meets virtually with Romanian students one per month at 8am, in addition to regular class times.

To potential students, please note that this class meets elective requirements for Anthropology the new Media and Culture


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