Episode 70...Into the Ocala Darkness
about 13 days ago.
Updated a long time ago.
Before the dark days of Hurricane Irma, Christopher Balzano was able to speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta, associate professor at East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/engl/kitta.cfm).
The conversation hits on different aspects of folklore, from the influences of and influence of Slender Man on modern society, to our modern mental health ideas’ impact on the stories we tell, to how the role of women in American society has changed and what it means.
Ultimately the real question is whether modern day ghost stories and the legends that develop around them are folklore.
Check out these links as an essential resource into looking into legends and to see some of Dr. Kitta’s work.
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
American Folklore Society
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