Department of English and Philosophy


Folklore Program

The Folklore program offers a minor bridging the humanities and social sciences with courses in folklore genres, folklore and literature, and cultural anthropology. Through studying informal, vernacular culture we seek to understand human creativity and social interactions as they appear in everyday experience.

Folklore course work ranges across subjects such as fairy tale and legend, uses of folklore in fantasy literature, American Indian storytelling, folklore in mass media and the Internet, memes and memetics, multimodal communications, and orality and literacy.

For more information about the Folklore minor, contact Dr. Jennifer Attebery,

American Folklore Society



921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209