PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and 'old wives' tales' across the Pacific

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Jourdene Rosella Cruz Aguon PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the Marianas) and their oral traditions, focusing on folk wisdom and its two variants: superstition and "old wives' tales". Interpreting a collection of historic and modern reports of these islands’ folk wisdom, we determine the commonality among them: what was important to these colonised places and what it means to have certain folk wisdom survive today.

Who: Jourdene Rosella Cruz Aguon 

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 4.30pm-6pm

Where: Sir Paul Reeves Building
Auckland University of Technology
City Campus 
Room, WG903A

Contact: Dr Sylvia Frain

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