Folkloristics in the Twenty-First Century (AFS Invited Presidential Plenary Address, 2004)

  title={Folkloristics in the Twenty-First Century (AFS Invited Presidential Plenary Address, 2004)},
  author={Alan Dundes},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  pages={385 - 408}
  • A. Dundes
  • Published 25 October 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Folklore
The state of folkloristics at the beginning of the twenty-first century is depressingly worrisome. Graduate programs in folklore around the world have been disestablished or seriously weakened. The once-celebrated program at the University of Copenhagen no longer exists. Folklore programs in Germany have changed their title in an effort to become ethnology-centered (Korff 1996). Even in Helsinki, the veritable Mecca of folklore research, the name of the graduate program at the University of… 
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