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Alina Mansfield receives American Folklore Society Newell Prize

Folklore Program graduate Alina Mansfield was awarded the 2017 W. W. Newell Prize by the American Folklore Society at its annual conference meeting held this past October in Minneapolis.

The prize was for the best student essay on children’s folklore and was awarded to Alina for her paper “Slumber Parties as Rites of Passage” written for FLR 511 (Folklore and Religion).

Alina’s essay was also selected for the UO Folklore Program 2016 Alma Johnson Folklore Award.


“The Source Family: Gender and Representation in a 70s Occult Commune”

Thurs., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm in Lawrence 115

Free and open to the public

After the film, director Jodi Wille will speak on the ethical considerations directing The Source Family, as well as the social and spiritual dynamics of the group.

The Source Family was a radical experiment in 70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of the Sunset Strip. But the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, instigated the authorities. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms,


Folklore Program Winter Courses

Please click the link below for a list of Folklore winter courses:

Winter Schedule 2017



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