Campus Legends PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Campus Legends free pdf Since the earliest days of universities, students have told stories about their daily lives, often emphasizing extraordinary, surprising, and baffling events. This book examines the fascinating world of college and university legends. While it primarily looks at legends, it also gives some attention to rumors, pranks, rituals, and other forms of folklore. Included are introductory chapters on types of campus folklore, a collection of some 50 legends from a broad range of colleges and universities, an overview of scholarship, and a discussion of campus legends in movies, television, and popular culture. Since the earliest days of universities, students have told stories about their daily lives, often emphasizing extraordinary, surprising, and baffling events. Legends often dramatize certain hopes and fears, showing how stressful and exciting the college experience can be. From the stereotype of the absent minded professor to the adventures of spring break to the mysterious world of fraternities and sororities, campus legends have also become an important part of popular culture. This book provides a convenient, readable introduction to campus legends. While the volume focuses primarily on legends, it also explores rumors, pranks, rituals, and other related folklore types. The book begins with an overview of college and university folklore. This is followed by a discussion of particular types of legends and other folklore genres. The handbook then presents some 50 examples of college and university legends, including ghost stories, urban legends, food lore, drinking tales, murders and suicides, and many others. These examples are accompanied by brief comments. The book next surveys scholarship on campus folklore and discusses the place of college and university legends in films, television, literature, and popular culture. The volume cites numerous print and electronic resources.

About Elizabeth Tucker

ELIZABETH TUCKER is Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University. Her work has appeared in such journals as "Children's Folklore Review," "Journal of Popular Culture," "Research in African Literatures," "Western Folklore," and "Indiana Folklore."

Details Book

Author : Elizabeth Tucker
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 October 2005
ISBN : 0313332851
EAN : 9780313332852
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Campus Legends



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Film, Folklore and Urban Legends free pdfFilm, Folklore and Urban Legends

    From Alien to When a Stranger Calls. many films are based on folklore or employ an urban legend element to propel the narrative. Films. Folklore and Urban Legends explores the convergence of folklore with popular cinema studies and focuses on the study of urban legends and how these narratives are used as inspiration for a number of films..


  • Lead Like the Legends free pdfLead Like the Legends

    Based on the popular presentation of the same name. Lead Like the Legends uses the inspiring words of musical legends to help teachers and administrators learn the principles of effective leadership..


  • Lead Like the Legends free pdfLead Like the Legends

    Based on the popular presentation of the same name. Lead Like the Legends uses the inspiring words of musical legends to help teachers and administrators learn the principles of effective leadership..


  • Myths and Legends free pdfMyths and Legends

    Meera Uberoi's Myths and Legends from Around the World. published by Ratna Sagar. is a collection of 12 fantastical tales that will appeal to all readers. young and old. who have a keen interest in myths and legends of gods and goddesses..


  • Myths and Legends (Pictology) free pdfMyths and Legends (Pictology)

    Doodle and design in this book filled with ancient myths and legends and over 100 stickers. This is a unique introduction to Norse. Celtic. and Greek myths and legends for aspiring artists and designers..


  • Campus Legends free pdfCampus Legends

    . Since the earliest days of universities, students have told stories about their daily lives, often emphasizing extraordinary, surprising, and baffling events. This book examines the fascinating worl