We are offering free resources for teachers who are suddenly teaching online and want to cover COVID-19 with their students. In the video, Dr. Kitta discusses the differences between gossip, rumor, urban legend, and conspiracies theories, then relates all of these folklore genres to the COVID-19 outbreak. This update contextualizes the work previously done in the book and gives a starting point for discussion about COVID-19 that can be used independently or in conjunction with the text. You can download an open access copy of The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore. Chapter 2 specifically will align nicely with the use of the video.
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