Posts under tag: Folklore
Tom de Maria will be giving a talk: “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Artists with Disabilities Today.” 4:00pm-6:00pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. This event is free and open to the public. (more…)
Author: Lisa Gilman
In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, recent technological developments in music listening enabled troops to carry vast amounts of music with them and easily acquire new music, for themselves and to share with their fellow troops as well as friends and loved ones far away. This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops’ musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear, domination, violence, isolation, pain, and loss that troops experienced.
My Music, My War is a moving ethnographic account of what war was like for those most intimately involved. It shows how individuals survive in the messy webs of conflicting thoughts and emotions that are intricately part of the moment-to-moment and day-to-day phenomenon of war, and the pervasive memories in its aftermath. It gives fresh insight into musical listening as it relates to social dynamics, gender, community formation, memory, trauma, and politics.
UO English and Folklore Professor Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music, My War: Listening Habits of the U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, examines what soldiers listen to both during and after war. (more…)
Author: Lisa Gilman
For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? (more…)
Author: Daniel Wojcik
Daniel Wojcik’s book, The End of the World As We Know It (New York University Press) analyzes the enduring appeal of apocalyptic and millennialist traditions in American culture.
Editors: Sharon R. Sherman & Mikel Koven
Sharon R. Sherman and Mikel J. Koven are the editors of a special issue of Western Folklore on “Film and Folklore”.
Editors: Sharon Sherman & Mikel Koven
Folklore/Cinema, edited by Sharon Sherman and Mikel Koven, looks at how movies, a popular culture medium, can also be a medium and type of folklore playing cultural roles and conveying meanings customarily found in other folkloric forms.
Recorded by Dianne Dugaw
Dangerous Examples–Fighting & Sailing Women in Song (cdbaby.com/dugaw) is a recording of 10 traditional Anglo-American ballads popular from Elizabethan times to the modern era, that celebrate the Female Warrior heroine, a woman who dresses as a man and goes to war or to sea for love and for glory.