Center for Global Studies

 

Presentation and Storytelling Session

 

Seven Steps Ahead of the Devil: Oral Tales of Afghan Women Tricksters

 

By

Prof. Margaret Mills
Ohio State University

Thursday September 23, 2010 at 3-4:15 PM


Dewberry Hall South

Fairfax Campus

Synopsis

Margaret MIlls teaches general folklore, Middle East (especially Persian) culture and oral literature subjects through the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Dept. and the Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University, and is a research associate of the Mershon Center for Security Studies. Her current research includes studies of oral narrative performance in Dari (Afghan Persian language) and Afghan citizens’ discussions of contemporary politics. She has conducted field recording of narratives and interviews in Afghanistan intermittently from 1974 to the present.