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By Michael Dylan Foster,Jeffrey A. Tolbert

This quantity introduces a brand new thought to discover the dynamic dating among folklore and pop culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert identify the product created while pop culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric issues, characters, and pictures. Such synthetic tropes are characteristically thought of outdoor the purview of educational folklore examine, however the folkloresque bargains a body for figuring out them that's grounded within the discourse and thought of the discipline.

Fantasy fiction, comedian books, anime, games, literature, specialist storytelling and comedy, or even well known technological know-how writing all more often than not contain parts from culture or draw on uncomplicated folklore genres to notify their constitution. via 3 basic modes—integration, portrayal, and parody—the assortment deals a collection of heuristic instruments for research of the way folklore is more and more utilized in those advertisement and mass-market contexts.

The Folkloresque demanding situations disciplinary and style barriers; indicates effective new ways for reading folklore, pop culture, literature, movie, and modern media; and encourages a rethinking of conventional works and older interpretive paradigms.


Contributors: Trevor J. clean, Chad Buterbaugh, invoice Ellis, Timothy H. Evans, Michael Dylan Foster, Carlea Holl-Jensen, Greg Kelley, Paul Manning, Daniel Peretti, Gregory Schrempp, Jeffrey A. Tolbert

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