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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....
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,...