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  Folklore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folklore is the ethnographic concept of the tales, legends, or superstitions current among a particular population, a part of the Oral tradition or oral history of a particular culture.
The concept of folklore developed as part of the 19th century ideology of romantic nationalism, leading to the reshaping of oral traditions to serve modern ideological goals; only in the 20th century did ethnographers begin to attempt to record folklore objectively.
In this case, folklore is being used in a quasi-pejorative sense.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folklore   (658 words)

  
 German folklore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
German folklore shares many characteristics with Scandinavian folklore and English folklore due to their origins in a common Germanic mythology.
Documentation and preservation of folklore in the states that formally united as Germany in 1871 was initially fostered in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Folklore studies, Volkskunde, were co-opted as a political tool, to seek out (and modify) traditional customs to support the idea of historical continuity with an Aryan culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_folklore   (396 words)

  
 A bibliography of Pennsylvania German   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Buffington, A.F. The influence of the Pennsylvania German dialect on the English spoken in the Pennsylvania German area.
Costello, J.R. Remarks on linguistic convergence, lexical syncretism, and cognition: the merger of bitte and fraage in the Pennsylvania German of Anabaptists in Lancaster County.
German as an object-verb language: a unification of typological and generative approaches.
lings.ln.man.ac.uk /Research/PennG/biblio.html   (2162 words)

  
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Generally, the settlers' folklore of their native land has been determined, which enables the scientist to compare the new forms to the old, and to discover effective validities in the delivery and transformation of tradition.
Compared to the Inland German, who doesn't have to worry about the preservation of his nationality, the Frontier German, if he belongs to a minority in a foreign country, has a strongly developed national consciousness that causes him to cherish everything that secures and strengthens his nationality.
Folklore that is no longer feasible in the new world, like the midsummer festival, disappear or live on, like the death board, only in memory or legends.
www.members.shaw.ca /brianmerz/Genealogy/folklore.htm   (23501 words)

  
 The Ultimate Elf Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Elves are mythical creatures of Germanic mythology that have survived in northern European folklore.
In Scandinavian folklore, which is a later blend of Norse mythology and elements of Christian mythology, there are several groups of human-like nature spirits than are akin to "elves" in a modern sense.
German folklore held that elves had a particular fondness for children and would appear to those about to die, rather like the Irish banshee.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Elf   (2221 words)

  
 Proverbs in Nazi GermanyThe Promulgation of Anti-Semitism and Stereotypes Through Folklore - Questia Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HISTORIANS OF GERMAN FOLKLORE have begun to examine carefully the role that this science played during the period of National Socialism.
Folklore was not to be considered an international and objective science any longer, but rather a means to an end, namely, the proof of racial supremacy of the Aryans.
Folklore became politicized, and the guiding principles were the chauvinistic and anti-Semitic policies which governed Germany during this time.
www.questia.com /PM.qst?a=o&d=95178321   (441 words)

  
 SNOW WHITE ASSIGNMENTS PAGE
German 3642 is an introductory course in German literary and cultural studies and comparative literature focusing on the analysis of key fairy tale texts in the development of the fairy tale genre in western culture.
Emphasis will be placed on examining the transformation of folklore into literature (orality/literacy focus) and the depiction of gender stereotypes and the significance of feminism in the fairy-tale tradition.
German 3642 thus satisfies the diversified core requirement for literature within the Humanities and arts core curriculum.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/swteach7.html   (1441 words)

  
 German Cultural Society-Who We Are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The German Cultural Society has its origin in the St. Louis Chapter of the American Aid Society, which was founded in 1945 to help the German refugees of Eastern Europe who fled to Germany and Austria.
The German Cultural Society is a not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization, whose purpose it is to foster educational and benevolent activities, to preserve and advance the German culture, customs, and language, to cultivate German music, songs, and dances in traditional costumes, all of which make up the German folklore, tradition, and fellowship.
The German Cultural Society is one of the largest and one of the most successful of the German societies in the St. Louis area, with a multi-purpose building and hall on Jefferson Avenue and the Donau-Park facilities in Jefferson County for outdoor events.
www.germanstl.org /whoweare.html   (255 words)

  
 Johanna Jacobsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enabled me to conduct dissertation research at the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek in Göttingen, Germany, from September 2003-August 2004.
I am writing my dissertation on the history of German Folklore Studies, focusing in particular on the contributions that folklorists Will-Erich Peuckert (1895-1969) made to the shifting and contested discipline of post World-War II Volkskunde.
Raquel Romberg's Introduction to Folklore Course, University of Pennsylvania, with Kwali Farbes.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~johannaj   (647 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Marion F. Deshmukh on The Nazification of an Academic Discipline: Folklore in the Third Reich
He unequivocably states that "German Volkskunde of the Weimar period, based on its conservative-reactionary, national, and sociopolitical objectives, was highly disposed if not even predestined to be employed under fascist rule as a systemically stabilizing state science, and...to be misused" (p.
Thus Folklore and Fascism tells of a profession whose proclivities towards racist ideology and conservative thought was present before the Nazi takeover and whose practitioners were only too pleased to participate in advancing Nazi notions of Germanic cultural superiority.
Thus, the essays convey both the state of present-day German folklore scholarship on the Third Reich as well as presenting the editors' defense of their critical view of the profession during the Nazi era together with its avoidance of mastering its past after 1945.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=23014878755820   (1091 words)

  
 Bibliography On German Texans
The Germans in Texas: A Study in Immigration Austin: Jenkins, 1910, 1974.
German Culture in Texas: A Free Earth; Essays from the 1978 Symposium.
History of the German Element in Texas from 1820-1850 and Historical Sketches of the German Singers' League and Houston Turnverein from 1853-1913.
www.hostville.com /hoelscher/readlst.htm   (1058 words)

  
 Germany
German folktales are good to use for COC inspiration, I think.
It might have been german mythology that had a witch or a breath-sucking demon which paralysed people, and then sucked the breath out of them while they slept.
This is Germany's equivalent of the FBI - the federal police of Germany (Homepage: http://www.bka.de/ - again, it's in German).
www.fortunecity.com /tattooine/leiber/50/dgermany.htm   (4167 words)

  
 Lasting Impressions:  German-Americans in St. Louis
German immigants quickly found that life in St. Louis was very different from the life they led in their old homeland.
Sections of this comprehensive study of the American German press and printing from the 17th century treat German publication in St. Louis and Missouri.
The story of Germans in American and their contributions to national development, this work covers such topics as schools and education, theater and musical arts, fine arts, architecture, science, German language newspapers and belles lettres.
exhibits.slpl.lib.mo.us /germanamerican/data/Stories240014276.asp   (627 words)

  
 Clemens Brentano --  Encyclopædia Britannica
German philosopher generally regarded as the founder of act psychology, or intentionalism, which concerns itself with the acts of the mind rather than with the contents of the mind.
The rock produces an echo and is associated with the legend of a beautiful maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren who lured fishermen to destruction.
The German dramatist Georg Büchner exercised a marked influence on the naturalistic drama that came into vogue in the 1890s and, later, on the expressionism that voiced the disillusionment of many artists and intellectuals after World War I. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding figures in German dramatic literature.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9016356?tocId=9016356   (687 words)

  
 CEAH >> Funding >> 2001-2002 Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
James R. Dow is a professor of German, former chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (1991-1997), and current chair of the Linguistics Program.
James Dow says his interest in German folklore can be directly attributed to a faculty improvement leave he took in 1977-78.
Dow has found that while folklore may invoke images of quaint figures among many of us, it was used much differently by the Germans during the Nazi regime.
www.iastate.edu /~ceah/01-02-dist.html   (839 words)

  
 Bibliography of Mennonite and Amish Folklore and Folk Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Reinert, Guy F. "Coverlets of the Pennsylvania Germans." Yearbook of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, Vol.
The Pennsylvania German Fraktur of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Coffman, Barbara F. "Samuel Fry the Weaver and Mennonites of the Twenty." Canadian- German Folklore Society of Ontario (1982).
www.goshen.edu /~lonhs/ErvinBib*.html   (6936 words)

  
 Chemistry - Nix
Nix (also known as Näcken or Nixe) is a water creature in German and Scandinavian folklore, usually shown in human form.
The German Nixe is a kind of riverine mermaid who lures men to drown, akin to the Celtic Melusine.
nix is a common abbreviation for the German word "nichts", which means "nothing", and may also be used as a verb to indicate the exclusion of something.
www.chemistrydaily.com /chemistry/Nix   (192 words)

  
 Life is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder - A Study of German National Character Through Folklore - Alan Dundes
Life Is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder was first published in 1984 and from the outset inspired a wide variety of reactions ranging from high praise to utter disgust.
Alan Dundes' theses identifies a strong anal erotic element in German national character, citing numerous examples of scatological data from authentic compilations of German folklore.
The examination of this single trait of German character is used to demonstrate that national character exists and that its existence is unambiguously documented by the folklore of a nation.
wsupress.wayne.edu /literature/folklore/dundesllccl.htm   (161 words)

  
 Mennonite and Amish Folklore and Folk Arts
Reinert, Guy F. "Coverlets of the Pennsylvania Germans." Yearbook of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 13.
Breinigsville, Pa.: The Pennsylvania German Society and the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1976.
MennoFolk 2: A Sampler of Mennonite and Amish Folklore.
www.goshen.edu /~ervinb/bibliographies/ervinbib.html   (10589 words)

  
 German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis        Call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Later that same afternoon, members for several area German -American organizations gathered to lay a wreath at the Tower Grove Park statue of Alexander von Humboldt to commemorate the 236th anniversary of his birth.
The GAHS is actively involved in exploring and preserving German heritage with other German American organizations in the St. Louis region, the state of Missouri, the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany.
A German gourmet buffet dinner was served and an open bar topped off the evening's fare.
www.gahs-stlouis.org   (1201 words)

  
 FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
B.A, M.A., Ph.D. (1985) UCLA in Germanic Languages and Literatures; emphasis in Folklore.
Building on my formal training in both German and Folklore, I garnered significant experience working for the German national Folksong Archives (Freiburg) from 1976 to 1981 (1977-80 as an acting curator).
In 1995 I founded the Central California Folklore Archives, a growing, modern repository of folklore and folk-contexts.
www.csufresno.edu /forlang/faculty/engle.html   (561 words)

  
 Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For the Nelly Furtado album, see Folklore (album).
Folklore is the ethnographic concept of the tales, legends, or superstitions current among a particular population, a part of the oral history of a particular culture.
UFO abduction narratives can be seen, in some sense, to refigure the tales of pre-Christian Europe, or even such tales in the Bible as the Ascent of Elijiah to Heaven in a spinning wheel.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/F/Folklore.htm   (703 words)

  
 Department of Foreign Languages&Literatures
I have taught courses at all levels of German, as well as courses in linguistics and English.
Much of my research effort has been devoted to transmitting the theoretical developments in German Volkskunde (folklore) to the English speaking world, and during the last eight years I have expanded this work to include Austria.
I have two major research projects underway at this time: (1) A Handbook of German Folklore, Greenwood Press, delivery date January 1, 2006, and (2) a publication of a Cymbrian Grammar, for which I have been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2005-2006.
www.language.iastate.edu /Faculty/Dow.htm   (285 words)

  
 PA German Society News and Events
Since the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society published Dr. Donald A. Shelley's The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans forty years ago, a small army of scholars has intensely examined the complex field of fraktur.
It was as if this segment of the Pennsylvania German culture determinedly stuck to their love of folk decoration.
It is a surprise to the most seasoned student of fraktur because of the variety and quality of fraktur produced in an area west of the Susquehanna River.
www.pgs.org /featurearticle.asp   (3279 words)

  
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The boys, interested in literature, collected German folklore avidly as a means of personal rebellion against the oppressive Napoleonic regime.
The collecting of German folklore became a distraction from the bitter daily realities of supporting his extended family and despised French domination.
Original illustrations are loaded with their editions German texts are taken from the 1857 edition of Kinder- und Hausmärchen.
www.suite101.com /print_article.cfm/16568/96590   (793 words)

  
 Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas
Index of Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts, compiled by D. Ashliman.
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, magic, myths, legends, folklore from all over the world and from all times.
Mythology and Folklore, a comprehensive index maintained by Philip R. "Pib" Burns of the Emerging Technologies Group at Northwestern University.
www.pitt.edu /~dash/mythlinks.html   (431 words)

  
 Genealogical Publishing: Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry, Genealogy books
The emigrants are frequently listed in Strassburger and Hinke's Pennsylvania German Pioneers, from which are drawn dates of arrival, names of ships, and other immigration evidence.
The materials antedating immigration often indicate causes, dates of emigration, the emigrant's occupation, his dates of birth and marriage, place of birth and residence, and names of family members, sometimes with lines of descent for several generations.
The German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania
www.genealogical.com /item_detail.asp?ID=6530&afid=1000   (224 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Many people are familiar with the German tales of the Brothers Grimm, but usually in the sugar-coated versions of picture books and Hollywood cartoons.
The stories are organized in four sections: Animal stories (Tiergeschichten, largely fables), Comic tales (Schwanke, which range from the silly to the outrageous), Fairy tales (Zaubermarchen, or wonder tales), Local legends (Sagen, which include stories of ghosts and goblins, and religious legends).
Background information and tale type information on the stories, a description of German life during the 19th century, color photos, a pronunciation guide for German terms, and traditional German recipes make this a wonderful resource for introducing audiences to German culture and traditions.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/156308967X   (279 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, Folklore; all previous versions may be viewed here.
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Folklore   (788 words)

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