Mason Folklore Roundtable Sponsors Scholarly Presentation

Posted: April 28, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: April 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

“New Directions in Folklore, Digital Collections and GIS: Sites of (re)Collection and the Danish Folklore Nexis Project” is the title of a program to be presented on Monday, May 3, from 7:20  to 10 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Third Floor, Room F.

The presenter is Timothy Tangherlini of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He will present and discuss his current project, Sites of (re)Collection: A Digital Approach to the Folklore Collection of Evald Tang Kristensen.

This project, for which Tangherlini was awarded a 2009 American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowship, spans the fields and practices of folklore, cultural geography, ethnography, geographic information systems (GIS) and the digital humanities.

To learn more, see the web site.

Tangherlini teaches folklore, literature and cultural studies at UCLA. He is the author of “Interpreting Legend: Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires” (1994) and “Talking Trauma: Paramedics and Their Stories” (1998), and he is the co-editor of “Nationalism and the Construction of Korean Identity” (1999) and “Sitings: Critical Approaches to Korean Geography” (2008).

He has also produced or co-produced two documentary films, “Talking Trauma: Storytelling Among Paramedics” (1994) and “Our Nation: A Korean Punk Rock Community” (2002).

This talk is sponsored by the George Mason University Folklore Roundtable with support from the Mason Student Funding Board and the Department of English.

To learn more about the Folklore Roundtable, see the Facebook page, and to learn more about Folklore Studies at Mason, see folklore.gmu.edu.

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