Folk Narrative as Terror Therapy in Scotland, Appalachia, and the Wake of Disasters Worldwide

Carl Lindahl

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Fellow of the American Folklore Society
Professor, University of Houston

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 6:30pm

King's College Conference Centre

University of Aberdeen

followed by a reception featuring North-east Produce

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The David Buchan Lecture was launched in 2015 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Elphinstone Institute. The lecture is in memory of the influential ballad and contemporary legend scholar who was also the Institute's first appointed director. This annual event places Ethnology and Folklore firmly in the university calendar and appeals to a wide audience across the university as well as to the general public.