en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_legend

An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, with ...

www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol20/legends.pdf

pete with “Mister urban legend”, Professor Jan H. Brunvand of the. USA and his ... This is due to the increased mobility of our modern society, to tourism, and of ...

www.nyfolklore.org/tradarts/tales.html

Here are a collection of resources for New York folk arts and culture. ... The themes of this modern urban legend can be traced across 2000 years. ... She reviews the literature, including Linda Dégh's articles on adolescent trips to haunted sites ...

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concepts and genre categories from folklore studies to literature. .... URBAN LEGEND: A legend told in and/or about modern industrialized society. Urban.

www.indiana.edu/~afrist/outreach/Beaver/Folktales.htm

Myths, legends, and folktales are all literary forms that reveal the "soul" of any ... are often ancient and come directly from the groups that now make up modern society. Folktales differ from myths and legends because they do not always have a ... we find that all Africans brought a rich and diverse folklore tradition with them  ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Folklore

Apr 17, 2017 ... 3.1 Legend; 3.2 Myth; 3.3 Folk Song; 3.4 Festival; 3.5 Superstition; 3.6 Fairy Tale; 3.7 Tall Tale; 3.8 Epic Poetry; 3.9 Urban Legend ... into broad categories, or as specific cultural artifacts of a given society. ... hoped, modern scholars usually view folklore as both literature and unique cultural phenomena.

u.osu.edu/ncta/files/2017/02/Matney-Korea-2dhupry.pdf

Urban myths or legends are a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual .... http://dmoz.org/society/Folklore/Literature/Urban Legends /.

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Feb 17, 2018 ... From the organization of the American Folklore Society in 1888, folklorists ... be understood as the complement of literature, as embracing all human ... he called his first popular collection Myths and Legends of Our Own Land ...

theconversation.com/why-urban-legends-are-more-powerful-than-ever-76718

May 15, 2017 ... Within modern society, due to email and the internet, urban legends spread even more rapidly and indefinitely – constantly adapting to retain ...