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2nd Annual Richard M. Dorson Memorial Folklore Lecture

Thu, Mar 1, 6:00 pm
Indiana University, Performance and Lecture Hall, 800 N. Indiana Ave.

Margaret Mills, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University, will present the Second Annual Richard M. Dorson Memorial Folklore Lecture on March 01, 2012.  Professor Mills' lecture is entitled “Speaking About and Speaking for: Representing an Afghan Family in Peace and War,” and is concerned with the problems of representation inherent to research into individual practitioners of folklore disciplines, as well as folklore studies as a whole.  By weaving these concerns into a narrative about one family in Aghanistan's approach to the discipline of its storytelling practice and its study, the hope is to raise a number of pressing questions and open a new space for discussion within the framework of Folklore Studies. 

Professor Mills' talk has been sponsored as part of lecture series named for Richard M. Dorson, former Chair of Indiana University's Folklore Department and the widely considered founder of professional folklore studies in the United States.