Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3152: Folklore and Identity in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


Abu Lughod, L. (1986) Veiled Sentiments
Bauman, R and Sherzer, J. (eds.) (1989) Explorations in the ethnography of speaking
Bauman, R. (ed.) (1992) Folklore, cultural performances, and popular entertainments: a communications-centered handbook.
Bettelheim, B. (1976) The Uses of Enchantment
Finnegan, R (1992) Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts
Hobsbawm, E and Ranger, T (1983) The Invention of Tradition
Mills, M. (1991) Rhetorics and Poetics in Afghan Traditional Storytelling
Propp, V. (1968) The Morphology of the Folktale
Reynolds, D. (1995) Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition
Shryock, A. (1997 ) Nationalism and the Geneological Imagination

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