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Review Of Joseph Fontenrose, The Ritual Of Myth, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1975

Review Of Joseph Fontenrose, The Ritual Of Myth, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The ritual theory of myth inspired some of the highest literary achievements of the twentieth century, such as T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, but at the same time it also created one of the most attractive fallacies to his humanistic scholarship: the origin of myth in ritual and ritual only. This theory influenced anthropology and archaeology, biblical scholarship and literary criticism. Folklore resisted its lure, yet was occasionally vulnerable to its devastating effects. A few years ago the ritual theory of myth appeared to be all but dead, but recently, like divine kingship itself, this idea has shown ...


New Trends In Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1975

New Trends In Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

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Review Of Richard Bauman And Joel Sherzer, Explorations In The Ethnography Of Speaking, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1975

Review Of Richard Bauman And Joel Sherzer, Explorations In The Ethnography Of Speaking, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


Review Of Joseph Heinemann And Dov Noy, Studies In Aggadah And Folk-Literature, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1975

Review Of Joseph Heinemann And Dov Noy, Studies In Aggadah And Folk-Literature, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The teaching and research in folklore at the Hebrew University in Israel, as in many American universities, preceded the formal establishment of a folklore department. Most of these activities were carried out by members of the Institute of Jewish Studies. The present collection of twelve essays represents, as it purports to do, the scholarly position of Jewish folk-literature at the Hebrew University, its subjects, problems, approaches and methods of research. Most of the contributors to this volume have written extensively in Hebrew, yet their publications in English are scanty. Studies in Aggadah and Folk-Literature is designed to enable non-Hebrew reading ...