The Questing beast / edited by Gillian Bennett and Paul Smith.

Sheffield, England : Published by Sheffield Academic Press for the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research in association with the Centre for English Cultural Tradition and Language, c1989.
Perspectives on contemporary legend. v. 4
252 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Legends -- Congresses.
Urban folklore -- Congresses.
Pt. 1. Legend: definition and classification: When is a legend?: an essay in legend morphology / Bill Ellis. Enough to constitute a legend? / Sandy Hobbs. Definitional problems in oral narrative / W.F.H. Nicolaisen. Contemporary legend: a legendary genre? / Paul Smith. The Berkeley contemporary legend files / John Niles
Pt. 2. Five local legends: Women's icon, occupational folklore and the media / Georgina Boyes. The hoodoo of the hanging tree / Sheila Douglas. The legend of Joaquin: 'The celebrated California bandit' / James L. Evans. Gravity Hill: belief and belief legend / Mark Glazer. The stories about the painted ceiling of St. Michael's Hildesheim: the problem of contemporary legend / Sigrid Schmidt
Pt. 3. Legends and society: Playful chaos: anatomy of a storytelling session / Gillian Bennett. The appearing hitchhiker: narrative acculturation among the Ramah Navajo / Keith and Kathryn Cunningham. The corporate folk-legend: marketing invention or consumer response / Brian McConnell.
"The present volume features papers read at the July 1986 meeting ... "--Pref.
"In memory of Wayland D. Hand."--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Bennett, Gillian.
Smith, P. S. (Paul Stefan), 1947-
Hand, Wayland Debs, 1907-
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research.
University of Sheffield. Centre for English Cultural Tradition and Language.
185075120X (pbk.)
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