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City dwellers views on the minstrel tale tradition
Studies on minstrel literature are seen to focus on minstrels and their oeuvres. Yet, as researchers like Alan Dundes and Dan Ben Amos underscore, in the creation process of an oral artwork, artist and listeners / receivers ...
Shadow theater moving from stage to screen: Series of commercials for Pepsi and whom?
Does the transformation of context and function in Turkish shadow theater amount to a loss? If such a work of folklore accents divergence from the usual characters and setting, does it no longer belong to "us"? Delving ...
The architect of city legends: The Great Sinan
In this study, the traditional definition of legend and its characteristics are compared with that of city legends, moving from three legends about the Great Architect Sinan that are told in the city. It is also examined ...
From within the urban folklore: A METU legend
This study tries to deal with the contemporary function of the legend as a branch in relation to the urban space. In this context, university is taken as a specific urban space in evaluating the intermelted character of ...