Digital Display: Urban Legends, Contemporary Folklore, and Societal Issues


At the end of this month, we’ll be launching our URBAN LEGENDS: FROM PLAYGROUND LORE TO CULTURAL NORMS programming, which includes exhibits, panel discussions, campfire zoom events, scavenger hunts, and more! Check out some titles available at the library that explore the overlap between our societal/cultural obsessions and urban folklore…

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Once Upon A Virus ; AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk

Crime Victim Stories: New York City’s Urban Folklore

A Culture of Conspiracy : Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Bodies: Sex, Violence, Disease, and Death in Contemporary Legend

Manufacturing Tales: Sex and Money in Contemporary Legends

Conspiracy Theories and The People who Believe Them

Counterkowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science, and Fake History

The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFO’s in the American Uncanny

Whispers on the Color Line: Rumor and Race in America

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