In 1965, the Israel Folktale Archives (IFA) published a small anthology of Samaritan folktales. The article addresses a letter (found at the archive) concerning the publication as well as the poetic aspects of the anthology itself and explores the cultural-political negotiations they entail. I argue that the same-other relationship that characterizes Zionist Jews and Samaritans is staged and embodied in these archival negotiations, manifested in a variety of sources. I suggest that despite their unique characteristics, these archival dynamics may be an intensified example of, rather than an exception to IFA practices.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
I wish to thank Galit Hasan-Rokem and Natasha Gordinsky for their generous input; the research for this article was made possible by The Israel Science Foundation, grant 477/20.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language
- Literature and Literary Theory