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The structure and function of tall-tales
We will discuss two chaining tales taken from a folk narrative performance st arting with a playful formula and including eight tales. These two tales, which have structural and functional similarities, will be examined ...
The transformation of jokes from oral compositions to lists and stand-ups: A critical outlook on Türkleri Anlama Kilavuzu
In line with Alan Dundes' definition of "folk" as a group of people sharing some common code, this paper looks into how Türkleri Anlama Kilavuzu (A Guide to Understanding Turks) written by Zeki Kayahan Coşkun (İstanbul: ...
Old Wines in the "New Bottles": Ekmek Teknesi, a series telling folk tales
This article aims to analyze the usage of oral culture in the era of electronic mass communication. Water J. Ong's "primary oral culture" and "secondary oral culture" terms was the basis of this study. In this frame a ...
Reflections of bandit stories and the social bandit character in a modern movie
"The Eskiya", which was written and directed by Yavuz Turgul in 1996 puts the bandits model of the folk narrations into İstanbul, one of the modern metropolises. In this article, on the sample of "The Eskiya", "noble ...
A typical representative of the romantic-nationalist understanding of folklore: The journal of the ordu community center
Community centers have a significant role in the history of Turkish folklore studies through their folklore-oriented activities, publications and especially magazines. The latter deserve special attention as a written ...
Seven Sleepers : from mythology to theology
In this study, we have investigated the story of Seven Sleepers or "Eshâbü'l Kehef" as it is usually called in oriental sources. Among holy books, it appears only in Koran, but it is mostly belongs to oral traditions. We ...
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 ...
Türkü and pubs
Before a few years ago, "türkü" and "pub" words were not be used in the same sentence. However, these words became a place's name today: "Türkü-bar". In this essay, it was discussed what is importance "türkü" in pubs and ...
The Minstrel who changed the musical instrument on his back: Haluk Levent
This article deals with the historical development of Anatolian Rock movement and, with special consideration to "City and Folk Song", the relations between folk songs and "Anatolian Rock", which emerged in nineties in new ...
Do we have anything left to believe?
In this paper, the stories known as "Urban Legends" were examined by the terms of common properties, sources and healing effects in society.