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Review Of Isidore Okpewho, The Epic In Africa: Toward A Poetics Of The Oral Performance, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1980

Review Of Isidore Okpewho, The Epic In Africa: Toward A Poetics Of The Oral Performance, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

When Ruth Finnegan published her book Oral Literature in Africa (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1970), out of five hundred and fifty-eight pages she devoted only two and half pages to the epic, and even these were negative. "All in all," she wrote, "epic poetry does not seem to be a typical African form. . . .Certain elements of epic also come into many other forms of poetry and prose. But in general terms and apart from Islamic influences, epic seems to be of remarkably little significance in African oral literature, and the a priori assumption that epic is the natural form for ...


Review Of Loreto Todd, Some Day Been Dey: West African Pidgin Folktales, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1980

Review Of Loreto Todd, Some Day Been Dey: West African Pidgin Folktales, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Neither the general bibliography on African oral literature by Harold Scheub, African Oral Narratives, Proverbs, Riddles, Poetry, and Song (Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1977), nor the more specific bibliography by Virginia and Mark Delancety, A Bibliography of Cameroon Folklore, an Occasional Publication of the Literature Committee of the African Studies Association (Waltham, Mass.: African Studies Association, 1972) list any collection of Pidgin narratives anywhere from Africa, let alone the Cameroon. Hence the significance of the present collection of tales. Yet its import extends beyond the sheer textual documentation of narrative in a language, the use of which, it has ...


An Analysis Of Israeli Domestic Political Characteristics And Their Affect On The Middle East Conflict, David Hight Jan 1980

An Analysis Of Israeli Domestic Political Characteristics And Their Affect On The Middle East Conflict, David Hight

Masters Theses

The conflict in the Middle East is a turbulent situation of great significance to the entire world. This study examines the internal political scene of Israel and its affect on the overall Middle East situation. It focuses on ideology, structure, and policy within Israel as components of that scene.

The ideology of Zionism provided the justification for the creation of Israel and continues to form the basis for governmental decision making there. An analysis of the principles of Zionism and of the statements, writings, and actions of Zionist leaders showed that the ideology could reasonably be interpreted as racist and ...


Succession To The Caliphate In Early Islam, Faisal H. Al-Kathiri Jan 1980

Succession To The Caliphate In Early Islam, Faisal H. Al-Kathiri

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis will examine the succession to the Islamic Caliphate as it existed during the time of the orthodox Caliphs (632-661).


Ua12/2/1 December Magazine, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1979

Ua12/2/1 December Magazine, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special magazine edition of the College Heights Herald. This issue includes articles:

  • Fish, Tim. Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Deniece Rogers
  • Clark-Tod, Tom. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Re-Evaluating a Revolution - & Revealing Another
  • Beshear, Tom. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Serving Leftovers from the ‘60s
  • Salato, Nancy. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: The Great Buildup – Construction
  • Bilbrey, Greg & Cecelia Mason. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Glancing Back at Western


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Beshear, Tom. Bargaining Agent Not Recognized
  • Carpenter, Steve Kentucky Education Association, Workers Surprised by Action on Bargaining
  • Beshear, Tom. Musician’s Child Disliked All That Jazz, Carolyn Mingus
  • Christian Music Group to Perform Dec. 12 – Dogwood
  • 3 Wise Men Condemned for Their Iranian Origin
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Regents & Kentucky Education Association
  • Judd, Alan. Rock ‘n’ Roll to Die at Natural 97 – WLBJ-FM
  • Armstrong, Donald. Jimmy Feix the Greatest
  • Reiss, John. Says Play Superb – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Powell, Jody. U.S. Support Asked
  • Firat, Mehmet. Criticizes Movie – Midnight Express
  • Dodge, Ruth. Situation Deplorable – Student Health Clinic
  • Parsons, John. Opinion Changed – U.S. Embassy in Iran
  • Galloway, Amy. Appliance Demonstrator Draws a Crowd – Cherry Smith
  • Writer-Lecturer to Speak Here – William Buckley
  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. After-Hours Telephone Use May End
  • Showcase for Books Planned
  • Stewart, Kevin. Shooting in 2nd Half Seals Loss – Basketball
  • Whitaker, David & Linda Younkin. Middle Tennessee State University’s Defense Beats Tops
  • Young, Monte. Women’s Basketball Team Concentrates on Fundamentals
  • Judd, Alan. Youngstown State to Join Ohio Valley Conference
  • Freshmen Shine – Swimming
  • Tops Place Second in Meet; Indiana Coming Here Friday – Gymnastics
  • Salato, Nacy. Male Nurses Say Job Not Feminine
  • Bilbrey, Greg. Western Loses $3,500 on Concert – Spyro Gyra


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. Hilltopper Returns after Worldwide Fame – Billy Vaughn
  • Beshear, Tom. Board of Regents Undecided about Kentucky Education Association Request
  • Galloway, Amy. U.S. May Not Deport Iranian Student Here
  • Beaty, Lisa. Lili Marleen: Professor Writes Song’s Biography – Carlton Jackson
  • 742 Register for Classes
  • Ayatollah Khomeini Begging for Martyr’s Death
  • Gibbons, Roland. Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Judd, Alan. Energy Patrol Trips Over Civil Rights
  • Martin, Edwina, et al. Not Complaining
  • McCann, Michael. Questions Policy – Crime Reporting
  • Griggs, George. Criticizes Officials – Intramurals
  • Winter, Janice. Resent Prejudice ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Beshear, Tom. Most Faculty Salaries Here Higher Than in Rest of State
  • Beshear, Tom & Steve Carpenter. Hourly Workers Wages Among Lowest in Kentucky
  • Galloway, Amy. Iranians Optimistic About Stay in U.S.
  • Faculty Pay Plan Might Create More Inequities
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Drug Related Arrests
  • Obermark, Peter. Acts Called Unjust – Anti-Iranian Rally
  • Molley, Bob. Station Criticized – WLBJ-FM
  • Judd, Alan. Fans’ Obsession with Winning Basic Case of Misplaced Values
  • Olliver, Jodie. Protestors Criticized
  • Cooke, Kenneth. Restraint Urged
  • Bivin, Stuart & James Doerge. Residence Hall Association Conference ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Galloway, Amy, et al. Shah of Iran May Leave U.S. Within 10 Days – Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
  • Galloway, Amy. Natural 97 is Changing to Mellow Music Format – WLBJ-FM
  • Carpenter, Steve. Faculty Meeting with Kentucky Education Association
  • Fish, Tim & Cecelia Mason. Workers Say Union Would Lead to Higher Wages
  • Local Board Shuns Students Again – Bowling Green-Warren County Board of Adjustments, Maranatha Christian Center
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Ayatollah Khomeini & Uncle Sam
  • Fairleigh, Joe. Ad Policy Criticized
  • Reneae, Richard. Crowding Dangerous – Children’s Theatre
  • Whitaker, David & Monte ...


Solution To Riddles, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1979

Solution To Riddles, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Among the many genres of folklore, the riddle is most amenable to semiotic inquiry. In short dialogue sequences, riddling includes verbal metaphors, interpretations, and their rejections or validations. Inherent in the riddle is a deliberate ambiguity which is designed to reveal and conceal its subject at one and the same time. Success in untangling the true meaning of the riddle sentence from the knots of verbal deceit depends upon the confirmation of the solution by the riddle poser. However, his acceptance of the answers is often whimsical and manipulative, tending to maintain his socially advantageous position (Abrahams 1968a, 1968 ...


The Attitude Of Brenner And Agnon Toward Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1979

The Attitude Of Brenner And Agnon Toward Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


The Political Integration Of The Kurds In Turkey, Kathleen Palmer Ertur Jan 1979

The Political Integration Of The Kurds In Turkey, Kathleen Palmer Ertur

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to illustrate the situation of the Kurdish minority in Turkey within the theoretical parameters of political integration. The problem: are the Kurds in Turkey politically integrated? Within the definition of political development generally, and of political integration specifically, are found problem areas inherent to a modernizing polity. These problem areas of identity, legitimacy, penetration, participation~ and distribution are the basis of analysis in determining the extent of political integration for the Kurds in Turkey. When these five problem areas are adequately dealt with in order to achieve the goals of equality, capacity and differentiation ...


The Modern Local Historian In Africa, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1978

The Modern Local Historian In Africa, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The introduction of literacy into African societies has added writing and printing as dimensions to the communication of historical knowledge. A by-product of this development is the availability of new information sources for historical-folkloristic research, namely, the works of local historians. In most cases these appear in thin pamphlets, published by local printers, and circulate among a local educated public; occasionally, their reading audience extends beyond the boundaries of the original indigenous community and reaches university historians, who treat these publications as if they were primary sources for historical reconstruction. They are thought to reflect the common view of the ...


Petroleum As A Political Weapon In International Affairs: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Momodou Abdou Rahman Jallow Jan 1978

Petroleum As A Political Weapon In International Affairs: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Momodou Abdou Rahman Jallow

Masters Theses

This study seeks to analyze the role of oil in Saudi Arabia's foreign policy. In 1973 Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations successfully used their oil resources to apply pressure on the United States of America to modify her strong support of the State of Israel. Saudi Arabia played a significant role in the 1973 oil embargo. This thesis will examine Saudi Arabia's role in the 1973-74 Arab oil embargo, and what prompted her participation, considering the fact that she is less radical than most of her Arab neighbors. The 1973 oil embargo was more successful than for ...


Naqqāli And Ferdowsi: Creativity In The Iranian National Tradition, Mary Ellen Page Jan 1977

Naqqāli And Ferdowsi: Creativity In The Iranian National Tradition, Mary Ellen Page

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The History Of Folklore And The History Of Science, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1977

The History Of Folklore And The History Of Science, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

We have to recognize a very important methodological problem that is involved in the study of the history of folklore. By turning to the history of the discipline as a subject of research we embark into a different discipline, namely history of science, and thus assume new responsibilities. As a matter of fact, at present the history of science is a recognized discipline with its departments, books and textbooks, journals and national and international conventions that provide the framework for scholarly exchange. At the University of Pennsylvania we have a department, History and Sociology of Science, devoted precisely to this ...


The Concept Of Genre In Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1977

The Concept Of Genre In Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

If the concept of genre appears inadequate and the definitions of forms are vague, if the arguments about classifications are tiring and the debates about standards seem futile, the fault is not only in the genres, but also in ourselves. The terms for genres are an integral part of any language. They are the words for speaking about speech and for conceiving of categories of tradition. Myth, tale, legend, and song, and their correlates in other languages, existed long before the idea of folklore dawned upon scholars. When folklore became a discipline, and its research assumed scientific garb, we took ...


The Balfour Declaration And International Law, Thomas Noreuil Jan 1977

The Balfour Declaration And International Law, Thomas Noreuil

Masters Theses

An American general who formerly headed the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine stated recently: "The American mind is being manipulated as far as Palestine is concerned." He was referring to Zionist manipulations. My own experiences with the Zionist Organization of America, which refused to answer any of my requests for varied information, confirm the general's charge. My own acquaintance with the Palestine problem has revealed that the equities involved in the area have been buried under a mass of distortion, misinformation and insidious propaganda which have misrepresented the actual facts and veiled the historical and legal truth ...


Solutions To Riddles, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1976

Solutions To Riddles, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Among the many genres of folklore, the riddle is the most amenable to semiotic inquiry. In short dialogue sequences, riddling includes verbal metaphors, interpretations, and their rejections or validations. The immediate succession of a message, a decoding, and a feedback condenses a process that extends over a longer span of time in the communication process of many other genres. Moreover, inherent in the riddle is a deliberate ambiguity which is designed to reveal and conceal its subject at one and the same time. Success in untangling the true meaning of the riddle-sentence from the knots of verbal deceit depends upon ...


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)

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Death Of The Baal Shem Tov, Dan Ben-Amos Oct 1973

The Death Of The Baal Shem Tov, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Legend, not history, tells the life story of the Baal Shem Tov. The chroniclers of his day hardly noticed the folk healer from Medzhibozh who wandered around the 18th-century Jewish communities of the Ukraine, and later achieved fame as the founder of the Hasidic movement. The rabbinical authorities made no mention of him in their writings and the community leaders did not consider him a force to reckon with. But there he was: a Besht (abbreviated from of Baal Shem Tov, "a master of good name") traveling with his small retinue of amulet writers from one small Jewish community to ...


The Palestine Resistance: The Politics Of Despair, Najib N. Younis Jan 1973

The Palestine Resistance: The Politics Of Despair, Najib N. Younis

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Review Of Haim Schwarzbaum, Studies In Jewish And World Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1972

Review Of Haim Schwarzbaum, Studies In Jewish And World Folklore, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

This is a book of comparative notes and studies for the texts which are published in a volume of Yiddish oral-narratives edited by Naftoli Gross, Maaselech un Mesholim: Tales and Parables (New York, 1955). Gross, a Yiddish poet and writer had had a lifelong interest in folktales. As he writes in the preface to his book, he himself comes from a traditional home in which both parents, a grandfather, and many neighbors frequently told stories. The end of the Sabbath day was the favorite storytelling time. He learned other traditional tales and anecdotes from his peers and mates in the ...


Review Of Moshe Gorali, Gideon Almagor, And Moshe Bick, The Golden Peacock: Yiddish Folksongs, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1972

Review Of Moshe Gorali, Gideon Almagor, And Moshe Bick, The Golden Peacock: Yiddish Folksongs, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

This handsomely produced volume of texts and melodies from the "Ruth Rubin Yiddish Folksong Archive" contains seventy songs, which, except for six, were hitherto unpublished. Most of them were recorded by members of the Ethnological Section of Haifa Music Museum and A.M.L.I. Library, and by Ruth Rubin herself from informants who came to Israel from Poland, Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, Bessarabia, Russia, and the Ukraine. In addition to the Yiddish texts, there are Hebrew and English notes and summaries of songs.


Review Of Bertel Nathhorst, Formal Or Structural Studies Of Traditional Tales: The Usefulness Of Some Methodological Proposals Advanced By Vladimir Propp, Alan Dundes, Claude Lévi-Strauss And Edmund Leach, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1972

Review Of Bertel Nathhorst, Formal Or Structural Studies Of Traditional Tales: The Usefulness Of Some Methodological Proposals Advanced By Vladimir Propp, Alan Dundes, Claude Lévi-Strauss And Edmund Leach, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

While formalism and structuralism became key concepts in linguistics, literary criticism, and the social sciences during the first half of the twentieth century, they appeared in folklore research only in the late fifties and early sixties, as a direct result of the publication of Claude Lévi-Strauss' "The Structural Study of Myth" (Journal of American Folklore, 68 [1955], 428-444) and the 1958 translation of Propp's Morfologija skazki (Moscow-Leningrad, 1928). Since then, structural studies in folklore have multiplied by the dozens, encompassing such genres as proverbs, riddles, ballads, and chants. Alan Dundes and Edmund Leach were among the first to elaborate ...


Musical Instruments From Benin, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1971

Musical Instruments From Benin, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


Toward A Definition Of Folklore In Context, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1971

Toward A Definition Of Folklore In Context, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Definitions of folklore are as many and varied as the versions of a well-known tale. Both semantic and theoretical differences have contributed to this proliferation. The German Volkskunde, the Swedish folkminne, and the Indian lok sahitya all imply slightly different meanings that the English term "folklore" cannot syncretize completely.1 Similarly, anthropologists and students of literature have projected their own bias into their definitions of folklore. In fact, for each of them folklore became the exotic topic, the green grass on the other side of the fence, to which they were attracted but which, alas, was not in their own ...