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Speech Communication 395: Storytelling Resources

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American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide
An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature (REF PN41 .E48 1998)
Contains articles covering authors, characters, themes, works, and movements associated with folklore and literature from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes
Covers folk heroes, both fictional and historical, taken from societies throughout the world as they exist in folktales, folksongs, customs, speech, and other folklore genres.

Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art (REF GR35 .F63 1997)
Introduces the major types of folklore and the approaches used to study them, from the anthropological through the linguistic, literary, and psychological.

Popular Tales and Fictions: Their Migrations and Transformations
Comparative study of European folk tales.

Storytelling Folklore Sourcebook
An extensive guide to the world's folklore, it is ideal as a resource for creative writing projects. Covers costumes, customs, dances and drama, food, games, and legends, as well as forms of oral literature (music, proverbs, rhymes, riddles, tales, beliefs, and superstitions).

Storytelling professionally: the nuts and bolts of a working performer
Everything you want to know about the profession of storytelling.

Find Articles and Books
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Use to find articles about storytelling and related communication theories (e.g. narrative paradigm, dramatism, symbolic convergence).

Humanities International Complete
Use to find articles and books on storytelling, folklore, narration, oral interpretation, and oral history from across the humanities.

OhioLINK Catalog Storytelling Subject Search
View a list of storytelling resources from OhioLINK. Click on the subject heading to see title list.

Browse Electronic Journals

Reserve Items
These items are on 2-hour library use reserve. You can use the TV/DVD players in the Columbus Room or a portable DVD player available from the front desk to listen/view. You can also bring your own laptop to listen/view these items. Most important thing, remember to bring your Muskingum ID with you to the Library.

Best-loved stories told at the National Storytelling Festival
GR73 .B47 1991

A Celebration of American family folklore : tales and traditions from the Smithsonian collection
GR105 .C34 1992

Telling your own stories : for family and classroom storytelling, public speaking, and personal journaling
Davis, Donald, 1944-
LB1042 .D34 1993

Hometown humor, U.S.A. : over 300 jokes and stories from porch swings, barber shops, corner cafes, and beauty parlors of America
PN6162 .H645 1991

More laughter in Appalachia : southern mountain humor
PN6231.A65 M67 1995

Compact Disks
Hussies, harlots, heroines shady ladies of the Bible
McBride-Smith, Barbara, 1944-
CD BS575 .H87 2001

Wopila, a giveaway
CD E99.D1 W5 1993

Windham, Kathryn Tucker.
CD F334.T48 G75 1986

At home with Daddy's stories
Windham, Kathryn Tucker.
CD F334.T48 W56 2002

Bobby Norfolk spins timeless tales
Norfolk, Bobby, 1951-
CD GR43.C4 B63 2004

Growing up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia
Deedy, Carmen Agra.
CD GR111.C8 G76 1995

Live at the International Storytelling Festival
Adams, Sheila Kay.
CD GR110.N63 L58 2007

The gypsy wagon tales from the neighborhood
Keding, Dan.
CD GR110.I4 K43 2006

The promise of chrysanthemums and other Asian tales of love and honour
CD GR330.M68 P76 2001

Family tree
Chapin, Tom.
CD M1992.C53 F36 2001

Punching the lard Live
Lepp, Bil, 1970-
CD PN6231.A65 P86 2007

Looking for G-d's doorbell a story about the American bar mitzvah experience
Black, Judith, writer.
CD PS3552.L334 L6 2000

Listening for the crack of dawn
Davis, Donald, 1944-
CD PS3554.A93347 L5

Stories off the shallow end
Kling, Kevin.
CD PS3561.L497 S76 2001

Politics and Glasses
O'Callahan, Jay.
CD PS3565.C3 P65 2003

Faster than sooner stories of an immigrant's son
Sacre, Antonio, 1968-
CD PS3569.A27 F37 2001

Hydock, Dolores.
CD PS3608.Y52 H65 2002

A master class in storytelling
DVD GR72.3 .O23

Kathryn the story of a teller

DVD PN4874.W675 K47 2004

Tribes & bridges
DVD PS3569.A27 T75 2000

Web Sites
American Folk Life Center
Library of Congress research center dedicated to collecting and making available images, sounds, and other artificats associated American folk culture.

Center for Digital Storytelling
Resources for storytelling using digital video and audio.

International Storytelling Center

Dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world through the power of storytelling.

National Storytelling Network
Professional storytelling association.

Open Directory: Storytelling
Directory of over 300 web sites related to storytelling.

The largest oral history project of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

STORYTELL Discussion List
Provides a description of the STORYTELL email discussion list. Includes instructions on how to subscribe.

Storytelling Websites
Comprehensive collection of storytelling web sites compiled for a storytelling class at the University of North Texas.

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