2022 Richard M. Dorson Memorial Lecture: Dr. Terry Gunnell
From Amanda Lueck
This episode is a replay of the 2022 Richard M. Dorson Memorial Lecture given this year by Dr. Terry Gunnell - “The Meaning of the Mamuthones”. This lecture discusses the effects of commercialization on the “Mamuthones” masking tradition based the mountains of Sardinia. Named for Richard M. Dorson, this series honors the Indiana University professor credited with establishing folklore studies as an academic discipline in the United States. Professor Dorson directed the IU Folklore Institute for many years, beginning in 1956. There is a visual component to this lecture, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SM-5R8iWE4.