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Thread #166098   Message #3992718
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
17-May-19 - 02:47 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
Jim and Jack are both partially right about JSTOR. I do not subscribe and am not a member of a subscribing organisation. I cannot access everything it has, only selected stuff, including earl Journal of Western Folklores. You can search it for 'material that I can access' to save yourself getting lots of 'hits' that you would have to pay for on a pay per view basis. I seem to remember that I had to 'register', which costs me nothing. You set your own password when you register. I am limited to a certain number of articles per month. I find that occasional 'print screen' then copy the result into a Word document is useful. You get the whole screen but you can 'crop' out the bits you don't want.

Yes, Steve, if by irony you mean climate change denial by Trump and many on the far right, a rejection of science as opposed to a false claim to be scientific, though some climate denial seems based on pseudo scientific arguments.

It is ironic that Child seems to have objected to bawdy ballads, as he excluded these, since there is a fair amount of bawdiness in Chaucer, some of it from Boccaccio. Incidentally, that example shows how much certain 'narratives' (albeit not in ballad genre) crossed from one language into another in the medieval period.