ZOINKS! FOLKLORE AND THE GOTHIC IN SCOOBY-DOO
Recording of an online talk presented by Folklore Podcast creator Mark Norman, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Zoinks! Folklore and the Gothic in Scooby-Doo draws on ongoing research for a new book currently being written by Mark on this topic. The talk, which covers the a wide-range of iterations of the Scooby-Doo franchise from the original seasons in the 1960s to the live action movies and beyond, looks at the ways in which Scooby-Doo represents different aspects of folkloric motifs and stories in its plotlines, as well as touching on ways in which the show has fed into real-world urban legend and myth.