Folklore

Handbooks

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook, ed. by Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.
Anthropology Reference and Doe Reference GR 72.56 .A73 2005 ebook
Articles written by experts on the basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature.

Tripp, Edward.  Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology.  New York: Crowell, 1970.  Doe Reference, Main  BL303.T75 1970    Classical Greek and Roman myths and their variants.

The Emergence of Folklore in Everyday Life: a Fieldguide and Sourcebook, ed. by George H. Schoemaker. Bloomington, Ind.: Trickster Press, 1990.
Anthropology Library  and Moffitt GR 45.5 .E48 1990
Created by graduate students in the Folklore Institute at Indiana University for use by undergraduates.

Enzyklopädie des Märchens: Handwörterbuch zur historischen und vergleichenden Erzählforschun.  Ed. Kurt Ranke, Hermann Bausinger and Rolf Wilhelm Brednich.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 1977-    Main GR72.E58

Ashliman, D.L. Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Anthropology Reference and Moffitt GR 550 .A77 2004
Succinct and understandable introduction to the scholarly study of Indo-European folk and fairy tales.

Brunvand, Jan Harold. Folklore: A Study and Research Guide. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976.
Anthropology Library  and Music and NRLF  GR 45.B78 1976a
Older but still useful description of folklore resources.

Steinfirst, Susan. Folklore and Folklife: A Guide to English Language Reference Resources. 2 v. New York: Garland Pub., 1992.
Anthropology Library and Main GR 66 .A12 .S74 1992
Extensive (over 2500 entries), annotated list of many books and articles, most published before 1987. Most of the works covered are written in English, but coverage is international.

Van Keuren, Frances Dodds.  Guide to Research in Classical Art and Mythology.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.  Art History/Classics Library Reference and Doe Reference  N7760.V3 1991

Handbook of American Folklore, ed. by Richard M. Dorson et al. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.
Anthropology Library, Main and NRLF GR105 .H36 1983

Mintz, Lawrence E.  Humor in America: A Reseaarch Guide to Genres and Topics.   New York: Greenwood, 1988.   Main PS430.H861 1988

Algarin, Joanne P.  Japanese Folk Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide.  New York: Bowker, 1982.   Doe Reference, East Asian Reference and Main  PL748.A12.A4

South, Malcolm.  Mythical and Fabulour Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide.  New York: Greenwood, 1987.  Doe Reference and Main  GR825.M87 1987

Lindow, John.  Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.   Main and Graduate Services and also  ebook

Yanagita Kunio Guide to the Japanese Folk Tale.  Transl. and ed. by Fanny Hagin Mayer.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.   East Asian and Main  GR340.N52213 1986

 

 

 

Last Update: 26 Sep 11:22