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 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 Margry Lecture “Pilgrimage in Transformation: The Influence of the Camino Phenomenon on the Concept of Pilgrimage”
July 11, 2016
Browsing Room, Knight Library
Pilgrimage is an important ritual expression that exists within most religions of the world. For centuries Christian pilgrimage was relatively unchanged in its functions and ritual processes. However during the past decades modernity has had its impact on religion and influenced pilgrimage practices as well. This presentation explores how the popular rediscovery of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela and the reinvention of its pilgrimage traditions have led to a global proliferation of new ways of pilgrimaging; how has...
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
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...