Folk literature (oral literature, "orature") comprises the verbal forms of folklore, and includes larger narratives such as folktales, and smaller forms such as proverbs, riddles, and rhymes. Although usually transmitted by word of mouth, some forms are transmitted in writing, such as graffiti on walls, or urban legends in emails. Essential to folk literature is its existence in multiple variants. Literature Folklore Society.
Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works. More restrictively, it is writing considered as an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works. More restrictively, literature is writing considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.
- Literature Category
- Philosophy and literature - Philosophy and literature involves the literary treatment of philosophers and philosophical themes, and the philosophical treatment of issues raised by literature.
- Asemic writing - Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content," or "without the smallest unit of meaning." With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.
- Children's literature - Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader.
- Cultural movement for literary movements.
- English studies - English studies is an academic discipline taught in primary, secondary, and tertiary schools in English-speaking countries; it is not to be confused with English taught as a foreign language, which is a distinct discipline.
- Ergodic literature - Ergodic literature is a term coined by Espen J. Aarseth in his book Cybertext?Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, and is derived from the Greek words ergon, meaning "work", and hodos, meaning "path". Aarseth's book contains the most commonly cited definition...
- The Encyclopedia Mythica www
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, Encyclopedia Mythica, folklore, and legend, containing definitions of deities, fabulous creatures and places, as well as images and stories.
- Extensive The Gold Scales www
Extensive collection of traditional and modern wisdom, Gold Scales, tales and lore (in Norwegian and English). The Gold Scales.
- Stories Mysteries of Canada www
Stories of mysterious Canadian history, Canada, geography, myths, and legends. Features searchable story index, investigator profiles, researcher tips, and links of interest. Mysteries of Canada.
- Discussing Small Forms of Verbal Folklore www
Discussing several minor forms such as proverbs, Forms of Verbal Folklore, riddles, oaths and calls, with examples from Lithuanian folklore. Small Forms of Verbal Folklore.
- Online Folklore Home Page www
Online course materials offered by the College of Siskiyous. Folklore Home Page.
- Online Folklore www
Online course materials by Mary Magoulick, Folklore, Georgia College and State University. Folklore.
- Stories Zensufi Story Park www
Stories from around the globe by mystics, Story Park, Sufis, Zen masters, and simple beings. Zensufi Story Park.
- Collection Myths and Other Stories www
Collection of various stories from many countries. Myths and Other Stories.
- Infoplease.com Fable www
Infoplease. Fable.com short overview. Fable.
- Fables Frog Fables www
Fables and parables with frogs as the character. Frog Fables.
- Historic Encyclopedia Mythallica www
Historic references and legends of various mythological denizens; traditional properties of stones, Mythallica, metals, and herbs. Encyclopedia Mythallica.
- Introduction Unseen Creatures www
Introduction to the traditional myths and legends of water monsters, Creatures, weird animals and humanoids. Unseen Creatures.
- Online Free Public Domain www
Online fairy tale books from Andrew Lang, Public Domain, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. Free Public Domain.
- A Little Red Riding Hood www
A description of the folktale. Little Red Riding Hood.
- History Queen Mary Shadows www
History of the ship and ghost appearance. Mary Shadows. Includes EVPs, photos, and videos. Queen Mary Shadows.
- Personal Judy's Ghost Stories www
Personal accounts on haunted house, Ghost Stories, castle, and tower visit in England. Judy's Ghost Stories.
- On Kilroy Was Here www
On the origin of the phrase and the accompanying image of Kilroy. Kilroy Was Here.
- Gallery Pictures of Walls www
Gallery of pictures of walls with things written on them. Pictures of Walls.
- Definitions New York Folklore Society www
Definitions of folklore and the related terms folklife and folk arts. New York Folklore Society.
- Journal Pro Ethnologia www
Journal of the Estonian National Museum, Ethnologia, publishing short articles on ethnographical issues. Content in Estonian and English. Pro Ethnologia.
- Alexa: Literature Folklore
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Literature Folklore
- DMOZ: Literature Folklore
dmoz.org Directory: Literature Folklore