Stories

My primary interest in the crawfish boat and the landscape on which it work is the human minds that lie behind it and whose imaginations are manifested in and through it. I continue to investigate folk narrative for much the same reason, and my most recent [presentations][] have focused on local legends about treasure in an attempt to consider the relationship between the network of ideas that the corpus of tales contain and the way individual stories unfold a particular set of ideas. In this work, I hopes to find a way to develop a morphological approach that both respects the integrity of individual texts but also makes it possible to address larger collections of texts in order to examine the intersections between the form of the text, genre, and its possible effects on tradition bearers.

[presentations]: http://johnlaudun.org/20130912-counting-tales/

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