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University of Oregon Invites Applications for its Graduate Folklore Program, Fall 2018

Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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The interdisciplinary approach of the graduate Folklore program at the University of Oregon allows Masters students to explore individual interests in a well supported academic environment. Students conduct research and delve into theoretical analyses on a variety of topics, incorporating both classical approaches to traditions with cutting-edge, modern interpretations of folklore. Current students study topics ranging from gender roles in rock music to West African drumming in suburban America; from nature pilgrimages to MySpace memorials; from graffiti, knitting and DIY artist movements to museum studies.

Students in the Masters degree program in Folklore may choose from two tracks with differing emphases. The General Folklore Track provides students with a strong foundation in folklore studies while also allowing students to take elective courses in their areas of focus. The General Track requires students to take specific classes from folklore program faculty in a variety of subjects including anthropology, arts and administration, English, and music, among other disciplines. The Public Folklore Track prepares students who plan to work in the public sphere by building professional skills such as ethnographic research, documentation, grant writing, administration and programming. The program also focuses on building scholarly fundamentals of folklore and establishing relationships within the folklore field.

The Folklore program at the University of Oregon also offers exciting opportunities to become involved with the Oregon Folklife Network.  Learn more at:

To read current student bios, learn more about course requirements, peruse the variety of courses offered, and begin the application process, visit:

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