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Department of the Study of Religions

Jordan Lectures 2014 – Mythology or Folklore: The Curious Case of Alan Dundes and His Students

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Michael Witzel (Harvard University)

Date: 15 May 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 15 May 2014Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: L67

Type of Event: 0

Series: Jordan Lectures In Comparative Religion

Contrary to claims made earlier in the 20th century by diffusionists and those who uphold Jungian archetypes, the well known folklorist A. Dundes has decreed that no such “universals” exist. However in search for a “grand theory” of folklore he employs another 20th century universalist, S. Freud. His former students closely follow Dundes.

Organiser: Dr Peter Flügel

Contact email: pf8@soas.ac.uk