Foster and Tolbert’s The Folkloresque featured on New Books Network

Below is an excerpt from the NBN post. Read the full post and listen to the interview with co-editor Michael Dylan Foster here.

This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert name the product created when popular culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric themes, characters, and images. Such manufactured tropes are traditionally considered outside the purview of academic folklore study, but the folkloresque offers a frame for understanding them that is grounded in the discourse and theory of the discipline.

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