FEST Forum # 11 Folklore theories and problematic imagery in storytelling

11 March 2021

Starting with a brief overview on the theories and approaches behind the study of folk narratives since its romantic origins, this forum looks at stereotypes and problematic imagery in contemporary storytelling. Framed by nationalisms, theories of evolution, the colonial project and eurocentrism, the foundations of folklore studies are naturally embedded with prejudices with regard to the imagined « other ». Despite being overcome by more recent theories and approaches, these prejudices continue to determine our thinking about folk narratives, tradition and orality. As storytelling revival artists we are thus invited to consider their influence on our discourses and practices in the context of historical and present-day power structures.

Luís Correia Carmelo (PT), Florian Fischer (DE), Ragnhild A. Mørch (DE/NO), Abbi Patrix (FR)



Reading list

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Routledge; 1st edition (18 Nov. 1982)

ISBN-13 : 978-0415027960

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Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination

Published by McGraw-Hill, a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

ISBN 0-07-255443-6

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Kleines Typenverzeichnis der europäischen Zauber- und Novellenmärchen

Schneider Hohengehren; 3., 2., veränd. Neuaufl. Edition (1. August 2009)

ISBN-13 : 978-3896768186

Mini research Ragnhlid A. Mørch

Grada Kilomba - Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism

Published September 2008 by Unrast

ISBN-13 : 978-3897712676

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