Content Biases in Contemporary Folklore - BAARS

4 October 2017, 3.30 PM - 4 October 2017, 5.00 PM

Lecture Room 2, 43 Woodland Road

Dr Joe Stubbersfield, University of Durham

This talk will discuss a number of studies which primarily examine content biases using contemporary folklore so as to expand our knowledge of how content biases operate and shed light on the cultural success of these legends.  This study demonstrates that content biases are an effective force in cultural transmission but that different biases may not necessarily operate in exactly the same manner.