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A.B. Lord Fellow, 2014

Dr. Sadananda Singh MayanglambamThe Center for Studies in Oral Tradition is pleased to announce the third recipient of the A.B. Lord Fellowship in Oral Tradition, Dr. Sadananda Singh Mayanglambam, who is Assistant Professor of Manipuri and Assistant Coordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Naorem Birahari College in Manipur, India. Dr. Mayanglambam will be resident at the CSOT from September through December, 2014.

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Dan Ben-Amos to deliver 28th Lord and Parry Lecture

28th Lord and Parry Lecture

Alexander the Great coinOn Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Dan Ben-Amos will offer the 28th Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture at the University of Missouri. The title of his talk, to be delivered at 7:30 pm in Room 7, Hulston Hall, is “Old Problems Never Die: The Diffusion of Tales”. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition.

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Gregory Nagy delivers 27th Lord and Parry Lecture

27th Lord and Parry Lecture

On Friday, April 12th, 2013 Gregory Nagy will offer the 27th Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture at the University of Missouri. The title of his talk, to be delivered at 7:00 pm in Room 7, Hulston Hall, is “Diachronic Homer” [abstract]. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition.

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Our Second A.B. Lord Fellow

Zhu GangThe Center for Studies in Oral Tradition is pleased to announce the second recipient of the A.B. Lord Fellowship in Oral Tradition, Mr. Zhu Gang, who is a Ph.D. candidate at Minzu University of China (Central University for Nationalities), Department of Folklore. Mr. Zhu will be resident at the CSOT for a three-month period in 2012-13.

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Albert Bates Lord Centennial

Albert Bates LordIn recognition of the centennial anniversary of the birth of Albert Bates Lord on September 15, 1912 in Boston, Massachusetts, it is an honor and pleasure to invite you to remember some of his magnificent contributions to our fields of study. Professor Foley published the obituary “Albert Bates Lord (1912-1991)” in Journal of American Folklore 105 (Winter, 1992), pp. 57-65. Characterizing one of Professor Lord’s many accomplishments he stated the essential matter: “Lord changed the way we think about verbal art, profoundly and permanently.” (59).

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Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind

Oral Tradition and the InternetThe Center for Studies in Oral Tradition is pleased to announce the publication of the late John Miles Foley's book, Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind (Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2012). A web-based version examines the title terms' homologies through 116 entries, more precisely, nodes, that harness the medium's relational power for exploration. In the spirit of the author's commitment to the radical democratizing of knowledge, art, and ideas, the Website is available to all free of charge at http://www.pathwaysproject.org.

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News, Articles, and Events Archive

The home page of the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition website features news stories, articles, and announcements of events that are of interest to individuals involved in the comparative field of oral tradition studies. What appears on this page at any given moment is a selection of items that are either time-dependent or of continuing importance of one kind or another. After their currency has expired, we will archive older items in the archive section of the website, so that they can serve as reference material on a permanent basis.