On September 15, 2006, Oral Tradition enters a new chapter in its existence as an international and interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of worldwide oral traditions and related forms. As of this date the journal will become available
■ electronically at http://journal.oraltradition.org
■ free of charge to all readers
■ as a series of pdf (Adobe Acrobat) files
■ with key-word searching of all online texts
■ with multimedia eCompanions embedded
The latest issue covers a wide range of topics; I’m not so interested in the current oral-poetry scene, but there are articles on Homer, medieval Japan, the influence of French Carolingian lore on the Italian chivalric-epic tradition, and Carneades of Cyrene, among others. Well worth your bookmark.