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Folklore & Mythology (Minor)

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Undergraduate Minor in Folklore and Mythology

The undergraduate minor in Folklore and Mythology is a program based in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Our program introduces students to the role that folk culture plays in society and in its artistic and literary traditions. Students study the folklore and mythology of the cultures represented in the department (Ancient Rome and Greece, China, France and the French-speaking world, Germany, Japan, the Near East, and Russia) as part of their core courses. They also may take related courses in other departments, including Anthropology, Appalachian Studies, English, Linguistics, African American and Africana Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, History, Merchandising, Music, Apparel and Textiles, and Gender and Women's Studies.


For details about the courses required for the FOMY minor, please consult the following page: 

MCL Minor Sheet                                          

For more information, contact:  mailing address:

Dr. Brenna R. Byrd 

 Department of Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
1055 Patterson Office Tower - University of Kentucky
 Lexington  KY  40506-0027 


Members of the Folklore & Mythology faculty have interest and expertise in these areas:

Archaeology: Valerio Caldesi-Valeri

Fairy Tales: Bess Dawson

Folklore: Julie Human, Liang Luo, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Foodways: Sadia Zoubir-Shaw

Intersection among folk literature, experimental art, and propaganda and popular culture in modern China: Liang Luo

Legends: Julie Human, Liang Luo, Aiyub Palmer, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Mythology: Brenna Byrd, Valerio Caldesi-Valeri, Bess Dawson, Liang Luo

Rituals and Celebrations: Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Vernacular Religion: Aiyub Palmer, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Officers of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures are:


1055 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0027
ph: 859-257-3761
fax: 859-257-3743

UK Folklore and Myth