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Author: Gillian Bennett; Paul S Smith
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1989.
Series: Perspectives on contemporary legend, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Bennett; Paul S Smith
ISBN: 185075120X 9781850751205
OCLC Number: 28548827
Description: 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Legend: definition and classification: When is a legend?: an essay in legend morphology / Bill Ellis. Enough to constitute a legend? / Sandy Hobbs. Definitional problems in oral narrative / W.F.H. Nicolaisen. Contemporary legend: a legendary genre? / Paul Smith. The Berkeley contemporary legend files / John Niles --
pt. 2. Five local legends: Women's icon, occupational folklore and the media / Georgina Boyes. The hoodoo of the hanging tree / Sheila Douglas. The legend of Joaquin: 'The celebrated California bandit' / James L. Evans. Gravity Hill: belief and belief legend / Mark Glazer. The stories about the painted ceiling of St. Michael's Hildesheim: the problem of contemporary legend / Sigrid Schmidt --
pt. 3. Legends and society: Playful chaos: anatomy of a storytelling session / Gillian Bennett. The appearing hitchhiker: narrative acculturation among the Ramah Navajo / Keith and Kathryn Cunningham. The corporate folk-legend: marketing invention or consumer response / Brian McConnell.
Series Title: Perspectives on contemporary legend, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Gillian Bennett and Paul Smith.

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