From a Dutch Folktale Database towards an International Folktale Database

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Meder, T.;
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    3 For AT see Aarne, Antti/Thompson, Stith: The Types of the Folktale. A Classification and Bibliography. Second Revision (FFC 184). Helsinki 1961; for ATU see Uther, HansJörg: The Types of International Folktales. A Classification and Bibliography. Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson 1-3 (FFC 284-286). Helsinki 2004.

    4 See Venbrux, Eric/Meder, Theo: Anders Bijma's Folktale Repertoire and Its Collectors. In: Fabula 40 (1999) 259-277.

    5 I must stress that a tale is linked to the storyteller in the database whenever possible. His or her performance determines where and when the story is told. This section of the database does not provide information about how old the story really is and where it originally comes from (most of the time it cannot be determined anyway). Nevertheless, I am thinking about adding a distinction between the place of narrating and the place where the narrated action is located.

    6 A specific kind of riddles, in which the riddler gives the outcome of the story, and the riddlees have to discover the plot by asking questions. See Burger, Peter/Meder, Theo: “A rope breaks. A bell chimes. A man dies.” The “kwispel”: a neglected international narrative riddle genre. In: Catteeuw, Paul et al. [eds.]: Toplore: Stories and Songs. Trier 2006, 28-38.

    7 Thompson, Stith: Motif-Index of Folk-Literature. A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, JestBooks and Local Legends. Copenhagen 1955-58.

    14 See Tubach, Frederic C.: Index Exemplorum. A Handbook of Medieval Religious Tales (FFC 204). Helsinki 1969; Christiansen, Reidar Th.: The Migratory Legends: a Proposed List of Types with a Systematic Catalogue of the Norwegian Variants (FFC 175). Helsinki 1958.

    15 Dekker, Ton/Kooi, Jurjen van der/Meder, Theo: Van Aladdin tot Zwaan Kleef Aan. Lexicon van sprookjes: ontstaan, ontwikkeling, variaties. Nijmegen 1997.

    16 Meder, Theo: Jaarverslag Documentatie en Onderzoeks-Centrum Volksverhaal juli 2007 - juli 2008. Amsterdam 2008, 36.

    21 See Kuipers, Giselinde: Media Culture and Internet Disaster Jokes: bin Laden and the Attack on the World Trade Center. In: European Journal of Cultural Studies 5 (2002) 450-470. On p. 468, Kuipers concludes: “Interestingly, the 'do it yourself' style of the Internet [...] resonates nicely with traditional oral culture, which includes oral joke culture. Like the jokes and stories of oral culture, Internet jokes have no authors [...]. They are constantly created, adapted and recreated.” Furthermore, see Meder, Theo: “Welcome to Ollandistan”. PhotoShop-lore and the Growing Perception of Division between 'Us' and 'Them' in the Netherlands. In: Hose, Susanne (ed.): Minderheiten und Mehrheiten in der Erzählkultur. Bautzen 2008, 259-277.

    22 Both jokes can be found in the Dutch Folktale Database under the ID-numbers DVTEX124 and HUMOR296.

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