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Survival of the Traditional Romancero: Field Expeditions
Research work in the humanities and the social sciences at times demands two kinds of parallel and complementary activities: first, obtaining material directly from the context in which it is produced and, second, processing ...
Epic Splitting: An Arab Folk Gloss on the Meaning of the Hero Pattern
"Epic narrative typically spells out departures and arrivals very clearly (see Bowra 1952:179 ff). The Arabic migration epic Sīrat Banī Hilāl, in its many different cultural transformations and retellings, has a structure ...
The German Orchestra System: An Account of the German Orchestra in its Culture, with Comparisons to the American Symphony Orchestra
This paper attempts to give a firm understanding of the German orchestra system, including what kind of orchestras exist in Germany; what kind of music they play; how they are organized; where money to support them comes ...