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English 111 - Davis: Books
This guide provides students with recommended resources for research in English 111 with Cynthia Davis.
Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore.
Traces man's quest to understand his origins throughout twenty-five centuries, beginning with an analysis of the creation myths of various cultures, featuring an examination of the interaction between mysticism, religion, and science, and discussing the work and motivations of some of the world's greatest scientists.
As a collector of myths and tales, Harvard-educated Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) had few peers. An outstanding linguist who worked as an ethnographer with the Smithsonian Institution, he studied and researched many different mythological systems around the world. In this comprehensive anthology, he compiled a rich cross-section of American Indian myths dealing with the origin of the world, and the peoples and creatures that populate it.
From Asgard to Valhalla is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era, impacting the western mind across the fields of literature, art, music and politics.