SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

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

Michael Witzel (Harvard University)

Date: 15 May 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 15 May 2014Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67

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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

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