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"Some Things Grew No Less With Time:" Tracing Atu 510b From The Thirteenth To The Twentieth Century, Rachel L. Maynard 2017 East Tennessee State University

"Some Things Grew No Less With Time:" Tracing Atu 510b From The Thirteenth To The Twentieth Century, Rachel L. Maynard

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis provides a comparative analysis of seven different variants of the fairy tale commonly known as “Donkeyskin,” classified in the Aarne-Thompson-Uther folktale motif index as ATU 510B. By comparing so many different iterations of one fairy tale, it is easier to recognize the inherent attitudes concerning women and their place in society contained in this tale. Additionally, reading multiple variants from different centuries lends a perspective on the way that these attitudes changed over the centuries. Each of the thirteenth century texts considered end with their heroines trapped in loveless marriages, much like the seventeenth-century fairy tale, “Donkeyskin,” their ...


Subjective Retelling: The Influence Of External And Individual Factors On The Folktales Of The Brothers Grimm, Katherine R. Woodhouse 2017 St. Mary's Academy

Subjective Retelling: The Influence Of External And Individual Factors On The Folktales Of The Brothers Grimm, Katherine R. Woodhouse

Young Historians Conference

Since a first edition of Children’s and Household Tales was published in 1812, the work of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm has been read, told, watched, and referenced all over the world. When the Grimms initially set out to construct the famous anthology, they intended to objectively uncover a breadth of traditional German folktales, preserving them in their purest possible forms. These stories, the brothers believed, held the essence of the nation’s declining culture and collective identity. However, the assumption that the stories of Children’s and Household Tales holistically represent the genuine German history and dialogue of oral ...


In Every Field A Fiddle: Historical Performance Practice In Irish Fiddle, Cole Hankins 2017 Georgia State University

In Every Field A Fiddle: Historical Performance Practice In Irish Fiddle, Cole Hankins

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Schwab, Edmond V., Sr., B. 1948 (Fa 1016), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Schwab, Edmond V., Sr., B. 1948 (Fa 1016), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1016. A history of the Burnet and Schwab families compiled from old family films which were digitized and saved on DVDs with dubbed commentary. Most of the films centered around vacations and important family events such as birthdays, religious rites of passages, and festivals.


Nightmares In The Kitchen: Personal Experience Narratives About Cooking And Food, Sarah T. Shultz 2017 Western Kentucky University

Nightmares In The Kitchen: Personal Experience Narratives About Cooking And Food, Sarah T. Shultz

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis explores personal experience narratives about making mistakes in the preparation and serving of food. In order to understand when these narratives, referred to in the text as “kitchen nightmares,” are told, to whom, in what form, and why, one-onone and group ethnographic interviews were conducted. In total, 13 interviews were conducted with 25 individuals (men and women) ranging in age from 19 to 70. Six major themes of kitchen nightmare narratives are identified in Chapter One. Chapter Two explores one of these themes, resistance, in the context of the kitchen nightmare stories of heterosexual married women. Chapter Three ...


Beliefs And Practices Related To Community Water Sources: "The Specialness Of Springs", Anita Kay Westhues 2017 Western Kentucky University

Beliefs And Practices Related To Community Water Sources: "The Specialness Of Springs", Anita Kay Westhues

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The practice of gathering water from community springs in Kentucky constitutes a rich and complex research setting for the study of folklore beliefs and practices. Local knowledge construction, nostalgia as an evaluative process, contested views about purity and impurity, the protection and retention of a “public commons,” and the crisis which ensues when infrastructure maintenance and the delivery of safe drinking water are no longer guaranteed to communities, are all relevant to this vernacular practice. My thesis explores these topics, informed by fieldwork I conducted in nine Kentucky counties, which included formal and informal interviews with individuals who have used ...


Inexhaustible Magic: Folklore As World Building In Harry Potter, Samantha G. Castleman 2017 Western Kentucky University

Inexhaustible Magic: Folklore As World Building In Harry Potter, Samantha G. Castleman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The practice of secondary world building, the creation of a fantasy realm with its own unique laws and systems has long been a tradition within the genre of fantasy writing. In many notable cases, such as those publications by J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft, folklore exhibited in the world of the reader has been specifically used not only to construct these fantasy realms, but to add depth and believability to their presentation. The universe of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series demonstrates this same practice of folklore-as-world-building, yet her construction does much more than just create ...


Family And Friends - Interviews (Fa 1007), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Family And Friends - Interviews (Fa 1007), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folkife Archives Project 1007. Students from Barry Kaufkin’s Introduction to Folk Studies course conducted oral interviews with close family and friends on topics such as childhood, occupation, and values. Digital recordings are stored in the Sound Archives and brief written descriptions of the interviews are included.


Great Thanksgiving Listen (Fa 1006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Great Thanksgiving Listen (Fa 1006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1006. Students from Barry Kaufkin’s Introduction to Folk Studies course conducted oral interviews with close family and friends during Thanksgiving break on topics such as childhood, occupation, and values. Digital recordings are stored in the Sound Archives, and brief written descriptions of the interviews are included.


Foodways (Fa 1005), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Foodways (Fa 1005), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Collection 1005.A collection of student observations about regional foodways in short, narrative papers, prepared for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Photos are included in many of the papers.


Lone Man And All My Relations, Doug Meigs 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Lone Man And All My Relations, Doug Meigs

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Lone Man is the central creation figure of the Mandan, an indigenous people of present-day North Dakota. The story of Lone Man begins with the creation figure becoming self-aware on the open ocean. He creates the Earth and sets off to discover his people. Doug Meigs is writing the oral history of Robert O’Brien, a modern Mandan man living in Omaha, Nebraska, who grew up without any knowledge of tribal identity. Late in life, he would set off to learn that he was Mandan. O’Brien is still coming to terms with the meaning of that identity.


Hester, Elizabeth Allen "Beth," B. 1956 (Fa 1003), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hester, Elizabeth Allen "Beth," B. 1956 (Fa 1003), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1003. Paper written by ElizaBeth Hester titled, “It Was Just a Good Wholesome Social Time: The Revival of Square Dance in Meador, Kentucky During the 1930s.” This paper was written as part of an assignment for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Lyle, Beth (Fa 1004), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Lyle, Beth (Fa 1004), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1004. Paper written by Beth Lyle titled “Class Night: A Lasting Tradition at Allen County-Scottsville High School.” Class night was an annual event held in May in which members of the senior class were formally presented to the community, similar to a debutante or coming out ball.


Boyd, Douglas A., B. 1970 (Fa 1002), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Boyd, Douglas A., B. 1970 (Fa 1002), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1002. Group interview with several Tyler family members who were physicians in Owensboro and Daviess County, Kentucky, as well as friends and family of the doctors. People share folkways related to medical practice and stories by and about the Tyler family. The copyright for this interview is retained by the interviewer; this copy is for research purposes only.


Drowning In Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems And Responding To Climate Change In The Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel 2017 Pitzer College

Drowning In Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems And Responding To Climate Change In The Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel

Pitzer Senior Theses

The threat of global climate change increasingly influences the actions of human society. As world leaders have negotiated adaptation strategies over the past couple of decades, a certain discourse has emerged that privileges Western conceptions of environmental degradation. I argue that this framing of climate change inhibits the successful implementation of adaptation strategies. This thesis focuses on a case study of the Maldives, an island nation deemed one of the most vulnerable locations to the impacts of rising sea levels. I apply a postcolonial theoretical framework to examine how differing knowledge systems can both complement and contradict one another. By ...


Adapting Skazki: How American Authors Reinvent Russian Fairy Tales, Sarah Krasner 2017 Scripps College

Adapting Skazki: How American Authors Reinvent Russian Fairy Tales, Sarah Krasner

Scripps Senior Theses

Adaptations of works have the potential to bring their subject matter to a new audience. This thesis explores the adaptation of Russian fairy tales into novels by authors Orson Scott Card and Joy Preble by looking at how they present Russian fairy tales, folkloric figures, and fairy tale structure to an American audience.


Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers

English Class Publications

Washington Irving has often been revered as the father of American literature, and, more specifically, the father of the American myth. He was one of the first American writers to make a real living off his writing, and as such was considered to be America’s personal declarer of independence within the literary world. Having been viewed as so undoubtedly American in his writings, one might find interest in the fact that Irving drew very heavily on European sources in his inexplicable creation of this nation’s fiction, as it appears “he was not all that at ‘home’ with American ...


Fire – The Enigma That Continues To Blaze, Sara Kapadia 2016 Claremont Colleges

Fire – The Enigma That Continues To Blaze, Sara Kapadia

The STEAM Journal

How did humans first discover fire? What stories do we pass down to explain the discovery of fire?


Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, Kaitlyn E. Dennis Miss 2016 Morehead State University

Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, Kaitlyn E. Dennis Miss

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Through a generous donation to Morehead State University, research has been conducted on thousands of slides containing images of artwork and artifacts of historical significance. These images span from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the inaugural dress of every first lady of the United States. The slides are in the process of being recorded and catalogued for future use by students in hopes of furthering academic comprehension and awareness of the influence of fashion and costume history through the ages. Special thanks to the family of Gretel Geist Rutledge, faculty mentor Denise Watkins, as well as the Department of Music, Theatre, and ...


Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1000. Project titled: “Traditional Methods Used in Making Replicas of Early Flintlocks and Caplocks.” Includes interviews with brief descriptions of the history and process to build flintlock and caplock rifles in the Penny Royal Region of Kentucky. Interviews may include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the rifle or gunsmith tool.


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