Proseminar Schedule

*Please note that the dates for the Spring 2010 offering of this course are as follows:*

| Week | Dates |
| —— | ———– |
| Week 1 | January 13 |
| Week 2 | January 20 |
| Week 3 | January 25 and 27 |
| Week 4 | February 1 and 3 |
| Week 5 | February 8 & 10 |
| Week 6 | February 22 & 24 |
| Week 7 | March 1 & 3 |
| Week 8 | March 8 and 10 |
| Week 9 | March 15 and 17 |
| Week 10 | March 22 and 24 |
| Week 11 | March 29 and 31 |
| Week 12 | April 12 and 14 |
| Week 13 | April 19 and 21 |
| Week 14 | April 26 and 28 |

### Week 1 & 2: Epochal Thinking

* [A Brief History of Folklife Theory](http://johnlaudun.org/teaching/proseminar/brief-history-of-folklife-theory/)
* [The Journey of Humankind](http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/)

### Week 3: The Current Moment in Folklore Studies

### Week 4: Other Voices, Other Rooms

* Read Bauman and Briggs 1-162.
* Read the introduction to Jacob Grimm’s _Teutonic Mythology. [[Google Books]](http://books.google.com/books?id=YxwAAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1#v=onepage&q=&f=false)

### Week 5: More Voices, More Rooms

* Read Bauman and Briggs 163-321.
* Grimms 91 [[Link]](http://johnlaudun.org/20060206-grimms-91/).
* Ray Hicks tells AT 301A [[Link]](http://johnlaudun.org/20080128-at-301a-hicks/).

### Week 6: The American Century, Part I: Boas and His Contemporaries

*All of JAF 1(1) is available at this link: [[JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/i223339)]. I would encourage everyone to take a look at some of the other articles in the issue, especially the essays by Bolton, Brinton and Beauchamp that come between those by Crane and Boas listed below as well as the unsigned Note “The Credit of Originating the Term “Folk-Lore.”*

#### The Founding Issue ####

Newell, W. W. 1888. On the Field and Work of a Journal of American Folk-Lore.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 1(1): 3-7. [[JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/532881)]

Crane, T. F. 1888. The Diffusion of Popular Tales. _Journal of American Folklore_ 1(1):8-15. [[JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/532882)]

Boas, Franz. 1888. On Certain Songs and Dances of the Kwakiutl of British Columbia.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 1(1):49-64. [[JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/532887)]

#### Louisiana’s Place in the Founding Issues ####

Fortier, Alcee. 1888. Customs and Superstitions in Louisiana.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 1(2):136140. [[ToC on JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/i223340)]

Fortier, Alcee. 1888. Louisianian Nursery-Tales.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 1(2):140-145. [[ToC on JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/i223340)]

Fortier, Alcee. 1889. Louisiana Nursery Tales II.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 2(4):36-40. [[ToC on JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/i223342)]

Newell, W. W. 1889. Reports of Voodoo Worship in Hayti and Louisiana.
_Journal of American Folklore_ 2(4):41-47. [[ToC on JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/i223342)]

### Week 7: The American Century, Part II: The Two Paths

### Week 8: Mid-Century Revisions and Refinements

(March 8 & 10). Read Lévi-Strauss’ _Myth and Meaning_ and his essay on “The Structural Study of Myth” ([JSTOR](http://www.jstor.org/stable/536768)).

### Week 9 (March 15 & 17).

### Week 10 (March 22 & 24).

### No Week (March 29 & 31). **No class due to Easter Break holiday.**

*The Singer of Tales*. Read the first part.

Week 11 (April 5 & 7). *The Emergence of Performance*.

Week 12 (April 12 & 14). *Portraits of the Whiteman*.

Week 13 (April 19 & 21). *Things Every Folklorist Knows*.

Week 14 (April 26 & 28). *Folklore’s Futures.*