28th Lord and Parry Lecture

Dan Ben-Amos to deliver 28th Lord and Parry Lecture

Old Problems Never Die:
The Diffusion of Tales

Alexander the Great coinWednesday, April 2nd, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Hulston Hall
Room 7
University of Missouri
Reception to follow

Dr. Dan Ben-Amos will offer the 28th Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture at the University of Missouri. The title of his talk, to be delivered Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Room 7, Hulston Hall, is “Old Problems Never Die: The Diffusion of Tales”. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition.

Dan Ben-Amos is Professor in both the Folklore and the Asian and Middle East Studies departments at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to Jewish folklore, his research interests include African folklore, epics, folktales, myth, humor, and the history of folklore studies. Books he has written or edited include Cultural Memory and the Construction of Identity, Folklore Genres, and Sweet Words: Story-telling Events in Benin.