MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Theresa A. Lloyd
Kevin E. O'Donnell, Charles S. Olson
I collected forty-two e-mail forwards over the course of four months, and from those I formulated a framework that adapts existing theory in collection and study of real-world folklore to the emerging folk communities that exist on the internet. Through this analysis I prove that the same genres of folklore that is routinely collected by folklorists have been adapted to fit the digital environment of the internet. I then use the framework that I lay out to perform a study of the e-mails themselves.
Thesis - Open Access
Bacon, Jasen, "The Digital Folklore Project: Tracking the Oral Tradition on the World Wide Web." (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1398. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1398
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