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Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as Vernacular Entertainment

Koven, Mikel ORCID: and Shermon, Sharon (2007) Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as Vernacular Entertainment. Utah State University Press, Logan, UT. ISBN 978-0-87421-673-8

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Interest in the conjunctions of film and folklore is stronger and more diverse than ever. Documentaries on folk life and expression remain a vital genre, but scholars such as Sharon Sherman and Mikel Koven also are exploring how folklore elements appear in, and merge with, popular cinema. They look at how movies, a popular culture medium, can as well be both a medium and type of folklore, playing cultural roles and conveying meanings customarily found in other folkloric forms. They thus use the methodology of folklore studies to analyze films made for commercial distribution.
The contributors to this book look at film and folklore convergences, showing how cinema conveys vernacular culture in traditional and popular venues. Folklore/Cinema will be of interest to scholars from many fields---folklore, film studies, popular culture, American studies, history, anthropology, and literature among them---and will help introduce students in various courses to intersections of film and culture.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: folklore, film, popular cinema, culture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
Depositing User: Mikel Koven
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 12:59
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:55

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