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Oral Tradition

Vol. 18 (2003) through current issue

Oral Tradition seeks to provide a comparative and interdisciplinary focus for studies in oral literature and related fields by publishing research and scholarship on the creation, transmission, and interpretation of all forms of oral traditional expression.

Published by: Center for Studies in Oral Tradition


E-ISSN: 1542-4308
Print ISSN: 0883-5365

Submission Guidelines

Oral Tradition (http://journal.oraltradition.org) seeks to provide a comparative and interdisciplinary focus for studies in oral tradition and related fields by publishing research and scholarship on the creation, transmission, and interpretation of all forms of oral traditional expression. In addition to essays treating certifiably oral traditions, OT presents investigations of the relationships between oral and written traditions, as well as brief accounts of important fieldwork, and occasional transcriptions and translations of oral texts. In addition, issues will include the annual Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture on Oral Tradition. Submissions should follow the list-of-reference format (http:// journal.oraltradition.org/files/misc/oral_tradition_formatting_guide.pdf) and may be sent via e-mail (journal@oraltradition.org); all quotations of primary materials must be made in the original language(s) with following English translations. If appropriate, please describe any supporting materials that could be used to illustrate the article, such as photographs, audio recordings, or video recordings. Oral Tradition publishes such materials online in an eCompanion designed to supplement the texts of articles. Most contributions will be reviewed by at least one specialist reader and one generalist reader before a final decision is reached.

Editorial Board

Volume 29, Number 1, March 2014

Founding Editor

John Miles Foley

Editor

John Zemke

Managing Editor

Justin Arft

Editorial Assistants

Rebecca Benson

Elise Broaddus

Katy Chenoweth

Christopher Dobbs

Ruth Knezevich

IT Manager

Mark Jarvis

Associate Editor for ISSOT

Darcy Holtgrave

Editorial Board

Mark C. Amodio
Vassar College
Old and Middle English

Patricia Arant
Brown University
Russian

Samuel Armistead
University of California/Davis
Hispanic, Comparative

Richard Bauman
Indiana University
Folklore, Theory

Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania
Folklore

Mark Bender
Ohio State University
Chinese

Mary Ellen Brown
Indiana University
Folklore, Balladry

Jonathan Burgess
University of Toronto
Ancient Greek

Chogjin
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mongolian, Chinese

Bridget Connelly
University of Cal./Berkeley
Arabic

Robert P. Creed
Univ. of Mass./Amherst
Old English, Comparative

Robert Culley
McGill University
Biblical Studies

Thomas DuBois
University of Wisconsin
Scandinavian

Casey Dué
University of Houston
Ancient Greek

Joseph J. Duggan
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
French, Spanish, Comparative

Alan Dundes
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
Folklore

Mark W. Edwards
Stanford University
Ancient Greek

David Elmer
Harvard University
South Slavic, Ancient Greek

Larry Evers
University of Arizona
American Indian Literature

Ruth Finnegan
Open University
African, South Pacific

Joxerra Garzía
University of the Basque Country
Basque

Andrew Gerstle
University of London
Japanese Theater, Performance Literature

Terry Gunnell
University of Iceland
Old Norse, Drama

Thomas Hale
Penn. State University
African

Lee Haring
Brooklyn College, CUNY
African

Joseph Harris
Harvard University
Old Norse

Lauri Harvilahti
Finnish Literature Society
Russian, Finnish, Altai

Holly Hearon
Christian Theological Seminary
New Testament

Lauri Honko
Turku University
Comparative Epic

Dell Hymes
University of Virginia
Native American, Linguistics

Bonnie Irwin
Eastern Illinois University
Comparative Medieval Arabic

Martin Jaffee
Univ. of Washington
Hebrew Bible

Minna Skafte Jensen
Odense University
Ancient Greek, Latin

Werner Kelber
Rice University
Biblical Studies

Françoise Létoublon
Université Stendahl
Ancient Greek

Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Chinese

Peter Middleton
University of Southampton
Contemporary Poetry
Performance

Nada Milošević-Djordjević
University of Belgrade
South Slavic

Stephen Mitchell
Harvard University
Scandinavian

Gregory Nagy
Harvard University
Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Comparative

Joseph Falaky Nagy
Univ. of Cal./Los Angeles
Old Irish

Susan Niditch
Amherst College
Hebrew Bible

Walter J. Ong
St. Louis University
Hermeneutics of orality and literacy

Tom Pettitt
University of Southern Denmark
Folklore, early Literature

Shelly Fenno Quinn
Ohio State University
Japanese

Burton Raffel
Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana
Translation

Karl Reichl
Universität Bonn
Turkic, Old and Middle English

John Roberts
Ohio State University
African-American

Joel Sherzer
University of Texas/Austin
Native American, Anthropology

Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Storytelling

Timothy Tangherlini
University of California-Los Angeles
Scandinavian Studies

Dennis Tedlock
SUNY/Buffalo
Native American

J. Barre Toelken
Utah State University
Folklore, Native American

Ronald J. Turner
Univ. of Missouri/Columbia
Storytelling

Andrew Wiget
University of New Mexico
Native American

Paulu Zedda
Università di Cagliari
Sardinian

Volume 28, Number 2, October 2013

Founding Editor

John Miles Foley

Editor

John Zemke

Associate Editors

R. Scott Garner

Lori Ann Garner

IT Manager

Mark Jarvis

Managing Editor

Justin Arft

Editorial Assistants

Elise Broaddus

Lori Ann Garner Christopher Dobbs

Elizabeth Janda

Ruth Knezevich

Rebecca Richardson Mouser

Christopher Dobbs

Associate Editor for ISSOT

Darcy Holtgrave

Editorial Board

Mark C. Amodio
Vassar College
Old and Middle English

Patricia Arant
Brown University
Russian

Samuel Armistead
University of California/Davis
Hispanic, Comparative

Richard Bauman
Indiana University
Folklore, Theory

Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania
Folklore

Mark Bender
Ohio State University
Chinese

Mary Ellen Brown
Indiana University
Folklore, Balladry

Jonathan Burgess
University of Toronto
Ancient Greek

Chogjin
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mongolian, Chinese

Bridget Connelly
University of Cal./Berkeley
Arabic

Robert P. Creed
Univ. of Mass./Amherst
Old English, Comparative

Robert Culley
McGill University
Biblical Studies

Thomas DuBois
University of Wisconsin
Scandinavian

Casey Dué
University of Houston
Ancient Greek

Joseph J. Duggan
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
French, Spanish, Comparative

Alan Dundes
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
Folklore

Mark W. Edwards
Stanford University
Ancient Greek

David Elmer
Harvard University
South Slavic, Ancient Greek

Larry Evers
University of Arizona
American Indian Literature

Ruth Finnegan
Open University
African, South Pacific

Joxerra Garzía
University of the Basque Country
Basque

Andrew Gerstle
University of London
Japanese Theater, Performance Literature

Terry Gunnell
University of Iceland
Old Norse, Drama

Thomas Hale
Penn. State University
African

Lee Haring
Brooklyn College, CUNY
African

Joseph Harris
Harvard University
Old Norse

Lauri Harvilahti
Finnish Literature Society
Russian, Finnish, Altai

Holly Hearon
Christian Theological Seminary
New Testament

Lauri Honko
Turku University
Comparative Epic

Dell Hymes
University of Virginia
Native American, Linguistics

Bonnie Irwin
Eastern Illinois University
Comparative Medieval Arabic

Martin Jaffee
Univ. of Washington
Hebrew Bible

Minna Skafte Jensen
Odense University
Ancient Greek, Latin

Werner Kelber
Rice University
Biblical Studies

Françoise Létoublon
Université Stendahl
Ancient Greek

Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Chinese

Peter Middleton
University of Southampton
Contemporary Poetry
Performance

Nada Milošević-Djordjević
University of Belgrade
South Slavic

Stephen Mitchell
Harvard University
Scandinavian

Gregory Nagy
Harvard University
Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Comparative

Joseph Falaky Nagy
Univ. of Cal./Los Angeles
Old Irish

Susan Niditch
Amherst College
Hebrew Bible

Walter J. Ong
St. Louis University
Hermeneutics of orality and literacy

Tom Pettitt
University of Southern Denmark
Folklore, early Literature

Shelly Fenno Quinn
Ohio State University
Japanese

Burton Raffel
Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana
Translation

Karl Reichl
Universität Bonn
Turkic, Old and Middle English

John Roberts
Ohio State University
African-American

Joel Sherzer
University of Texas/Austin
Native American, Anthropology

Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Storytelling

Timothy Tangherlini
University of California-Los Angeles
Scandinavian Studies

Dennis Tedlock
SUNY/Buffalo
Native American

J. Barre Toelken
Utah State University
Folklore, Native American

Ronald J. Turner
Univ. of Missouri/Columbia
Storytelling

Andrew Wiget
University of New Mexico
Native American

Paulu Zedda
Università di Cagliari
Sardinian

Volume 28, Number 1, March 2013

Founding Editor

John Miles Foley

Editor

John Zemke

Associate Editors

R. Scott Garner
Lori Ann Garner

IT Manager

Mark Jarvis

Managing Editor

Justin Arft

Editorial Assistants

Elizabeth Janda
Ruth Knezevich
Rebecca Richardson Mouser

Associate Editor for ISSOT

Darcy Holtgrave

Editorial Board

Mark C. Amodio
Vassar College
Old and Middle English

Patricia Arant
Brown University
Russian

Samuel Armistead
University of California/Davis
Hispanic, Comparative

Richard Bauman
Indiana University
Folklore, Theory

Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania
Folklore

Mark Bender
Ohio State University
Chinese

Mary Ellen Brown
Indiana University
Folklore, Balladry

Jonathan Burgess
University of Toronto
Ancient Greek

Chogjin
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mongolian, Chinese

Bridget Connelly
University of Cal./Berkeley
Arabic

Robert P. Creed
Univ. of Mass./Amherst
Old English, Comparative

Robert Culley
McGill University
Biblical Studies

Thomas DuBois
University of Wisconsin
Scandinavian

Casey Dué
University of Houston
Ancient Greek

Joseph J. Duggan
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
French, Spanish, Comparative

Alan Dundes
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
Folklore

Mark W. Edwards
Stanford University
Ancient Greek

David Elmer
Harvard University
South Slavic, Ancient Greek

Larry Evers
University of Arizona
American Indian Literature

Ruth Finnegan
Open University
African, South Pacific

Joxerra Garzía
University of the Basque Country
Basque

Andrew Gerstle
University of London
Japanese Theater, Performance Literature

Terry Gunnell
University of Iceland
Old Norse, Drama

Thomas Hale
Penn. State University
African

Lee Haring
Brooklyn College, CUNY
African

Joseph Harris
Harvard University
Old Norse

Lauri Harvilahti
Finnish Literature Society
Russian, Finnish, Altai

Holly Hearon
Christian Theological Seminary
New Testament

Lauri Honko
Turku University
Comparative Epic

Dell Hymes
University of Virginia
Native American, Linguistics

Bonnie Irwin
Eastern Illinois University
Comparative Medieval Arabic

Martin Jaffee
Hebrew Bible
Univ. of Washington

Minna Skafte Jensen
Odense University
Ancient Greek, Latin

Werner Kelber
Rice University
Biblical Studies

Françoise Létoublon
Université Stendahl
Ancient Greek

Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Chinese

Peter Middleton
University of Southampton
Contemporary Poetry Performance

Nada Milošević-Djordjević
University of Belgrade
South Slavic

Stephen Mitchell
Harvard University
Scandinavian

Gregory Nagy
Harvard University
Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Comparative

Joseph Falaky Nagy
Univ. of Cal./Los Angeles
Old Irish

Susan Niditch
Amherst College
Hebrew Bible

Walter J. Ong
St. Louis University
Hermeneutics of orality and literacy

Tom Pettitt
University of Southern Denmark
Folklore, early Literature

Shelly Fenno Quinn
Ohio State University
Japanese

Burton Raffel
Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana
Translation

Karl Reichl
Universität Bonn
Turkic, Old and Middle English

John Roberts
Ohio State University
African-American

Joel Sherzer
University of Texas/Austin
Native American, Anthropology

Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Storytelling

Timothy Tangherlini
University of California-Los Angeles
Scandinavian Studies

Dennis Tedlock
SUNY/Buffalo
Native American

J. Barre Toelken
Utah State University
Folklore, Native American

Ronald J. Turner
Univ. of Missouri/Columbia
Storytelling

Andrew Wiget
University of New Mexico
Native American

Paulu Zedda
Università di Cagliari
Sardinian

Volume 27, Number 2, October 2012

Founding Editor

John Miles Foley

Editor

John Zemke

Associate Editors

R. Scott Garner
Lori Ann Garner

IT Manager

Mark Jarvis

Managing Editor

Justin Arft

Editorial Assistants

Morgan Grey
Rebecca Richardson Mouser
Ruth Knezevich
Elizabeth Janda

Associate Editor for ISSOT

Darcy Holtgrave

Editorial Board

Mark C. Amodio
Vassar College
Old and Middle English
Patricia Arant
Brown University
Russian
Samuel Armistead
University of California/Davis
Hispanic, Comparative
Richard Bauman
Indiana University
Folklore, Theory
Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania
Folklore
Mark Bender
Ohio State University
Chinese
Mary Ellen Brown
Indiana University
Folklore, Balladry
Jonathan Burgess
University of Toronto
Ancient Greek
Chogjin
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mongolian, Chinese
Bridget Connelly
University of Cal./Berkeley
Arabic
Robert P. Creed
Univ. of Mass./Amherst
Old English, Comparative
Robert Culley
McGill University
Biblical Studies
Thomas DuBois
University of Wisconsin
Scandinavian
Casey Dué
University of Houston
Ancient Greek
Joseph J. Duggan
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
French, Spanish, Comparative
Alan Dundes
Univ. of Cal./Berkeley
Folklore
Mark W. Edwards
Stanford University
Ancient Greek
David Elmer
Harvard University
South Slavic, Ancient Greek
Larry Evers
University of Arizona
American Indian Literature
Ruth Finnegan
Open University
African, South Pacific
Joxerra Garzía
University of the Basque Country
Basque
Andrew Gerstle
University of London
Japanese Theater, Performance Literature
Terry Gunnell
University of Iceland
Old Norse, Drama
Thomas Hale
Penn. State University
African
Lee Haring
Brooklyn College, CUNY
African
Joseph Harris
Harvard University
Old Norse
Lauri Harvilahti
Finnish Literature Society
Russian, Finnish, Altai
Holly Hearon
Christian Theological Seminary
New Testament
Lauri Honko
Turku University
Comparative Epic
Dell Hymes
University of Virginia
Native American, Linguistics
Bonnie Irwin
Eastern Illinois University
Comparative Medieval Arabic
Martin Jaffee
Hebrew Bible
Univ. of Washington
Minna Skafte Jensen
Odense University
Ancient Greek, Latin
Werner Kelber
Rice University
Biblical Studies
Françoise Létoublon
Université Stendahl
Ancient Greek
Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Chinese
Peter Middleton
University of Southampton
Contemporary Poetry
Performance
Nada Milošević-Djordjević
University of Belgrade
South Slavic
Stephen Mitchell
Harvard University
Scandinavian
Gregory Nagy
Harvard University
Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Comparative
Joseph Falaky Nagy
Univ. of Cal./Los Angeles
Old Irish
Susan Niditch
Amherst College
Hebrew Bible
Walter J. Ong
St. Louis University
Hermeneutics of orality and literacy
Tom Pettitt
University of Southern Denmark
Folklore, early Literature
Shelly Fenno Quinn
Ohio State University
Japanese
Burton Raffel
Univ. of Southwestern
Louisiana
Translation
Karl Reichl
Universität Bonn
Turkic, Old and Middle English
John Roberts
Ohio State University
African-American
Joel Sherzer
University of Texas/Austin
Native American, Anthropology
Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Storytelling
Timothy Tangherlini
University of California-Los Angeles
Scandinavian Studies
Dennis Tedlock
SUNY/Buffalo
Native American
J. Barre Toelken
Utah State University
Folklore, Native American
Ronald J. Turner
Univ. of Missouri/Columbia
Storytelling
Andrew Wiget
University of New Mexico
Native American
Paulu Zedda
Università di Cagliari
Sardinian

Volume 27, Number 1, March 2012

Editor

John Zemke

Associate Editor

Lori Garner
Scott Garner

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 26, Number 2, October 2011

Editor

John Zemke

Associate Editor

Lori Garner
Scott Garner

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 26, Number 1, March 2011

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 25, Number 2, October 2010

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Voume 25, Number 1, March 2010

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 24, Number 2, October 2009

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 24, 2009, Number 1, March 2009

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

IT Manager

Mark Jarvis

Managing Editor

Peter Ramsey

Editorial Assistant

Sarah Zurhellen

Editorial Board

Mark C. Amodio, Vassar College, Old and Middle English
Patricia Arant, Brown University, Russian
Samuel Armistead, University of California/Davis, Hispanic, comparative
Richard Bauman, Indiana University, Folklore, Theory
Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania, Folklore
Mary Ellen Brown, Indiana University, Folklore, Balladry
Chogjin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Mongolian, Chinese
Bridget Connelly, University of Cal./Berkeley, Arabic
Robert P. Creed, Univ. of Mass./Amherst, Old English, Comparative
Robert Culley, McGill University, Biblical Studies
Thomas DuBois, University of Wisconsin, Scandinavian
Joseph J. Duggan, Univ. of Cal./Berkeley, French, Spanish, comparative
Alan Dundes (✝), Univ. of Cal./Berkeley, Folklore
Mark W. Edwards, Stanford University, Ancient Greek
Ruth Finnegan, Open University, African, South Pacific
Thomas Hale, Penn. State University, African
Lee Haring, Brooklyn College, CUNY, African
Joseph Harris, Harvard University, Old Norse
Lauri Harvilahti, University of Helsinki, Russian, Finnish, Altai
Lauri Honko (✝), Turku University, Comparative Epic
Dell Hymes, University of Virginia, Native American, Linguistics
Martin Jaffee, Hebrew Bible, Univ. of Washington
Minna Skafte Jensen, Odense University, Ancient Greek, Latin
Werner Kelber, Rice University, Biblical Studies
Françoise Létoublon, Université Stendahl, Ancient Greek
Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania, Chinese
Nada Miloševic-Djordjević, University of Belgrade, South Slavic
Stephen Mitchell, Harvard University, Scandinavian
Gregory Nagy, Harvard University, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, comparative
Joseph Falaky Nagy, Univ. of Cal./Los Angeles, Old Irish
Susan Niditch, Amherst College, Hebrew Bible
Walter J. Ong (✝), St. Louis University (Emeritus), Hermeneutics of orality and literacy
Shelly Fenno Quinn, Ohio State University, Japanese
Burton Raffel, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Translation
Karl Reichl, Universität Bonn, Turkic, Old and Middle English
John Roberts, Ohio State University, African-American
Joel Sherzer, University of Texas/Austin, Native American, Anthropology
Dennis Tedlock, SUNY/Buffalo, Native American
J. Barre Toelken, Utah State University, Folklore, Native American
Ronald J. Turner, Univ. of Missouri/Columbia, Storytelling
Andrew Wiget, University of New Mexico, Native American

Volume 23, Number 2, October 2008

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 23, Number 1, March 2008

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 22, Number 2, October 2007

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 22, Number 1, March 2007

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 21, Number 2, October 2006

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 21, Number 1, March 2006

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 20, Number 2, October 2005

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 20, Number 1, March 2005

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 19, Number 2, October 2004

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 19, Number 1, March 2004

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 18, Number 2, October 2003

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

Volume 18, Number 1, March 2003

Editor

John Miles Foley

Associate Editor

John Zemke

Editorial Assistants

Michael Barnes
Heather Maring
Andrew Porter
David Webb

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