I submitted these e-mails in the course of an Independent Study
"Performance of Epic," that I took with Prof. Roger Abrahams in the
fall of 1999.
epic__5 performance of epic in India.
epic__6 performance of epic in Africa.
epic__7 performance of lament.
epic__8 about The Merchant of Art: An Egyptian Hilali Epic Poet in Performance.
Incidentally, links to eight of Prof. Abrahams early articles --
and a summary that he requested me to write regarding them --
are here. (I was Prof. Abrahams' Research Assistant, '99 - '01.)