Folklore Scholar to Lecture on Storytelling

Richard Bauman, an internationally known folklore scholar, ethnomusicologist, performance theorist and linguistic anthropologist will present “The Remediation of Storytelling,” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

A professor emeritus of folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bauman was presented with the Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award by American Folklore Society in the fall of 2008. It is the highest honor the society bestows, and Bauman is only the fourth person to receive the honor.

In 2006, Bauman was awarded the Edward Sapir Book Prize by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. In addition to serving as director of Indiana’s Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies, and chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Bauman twice served as the chair of the school’s Folklore Institute.

Bauman has also served as the president of the Society of Linguistic Anthropology; editor of the Journal of American Folklore; president of the Society of Fellows of the American Folklore Society; and as a member of the American Anthropological Association’s Board of Directors.

His scholarly work has included ethnographies of expressive culture in Scotland, Nova Scotia, Mexico, Texas and other settings. He is the author of more than a dozen books and monographs and more than 60 journal articles.

Bauman’s presentation is sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Folklore Minor, the Department of English and Linguistics, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Refreshments will follow Bauman’s presentation.

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