TILTE: De Proverbio

ACCESS: http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/

De Proverbio: An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies, resides at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and is under the editorial direction of Teodor Flonta, who is on the faculty of Modern Languages. Volume 1, Number 1 appeared in 1995, and the publication schedule calls for a new issue twice yearly--"around February-March and around September-October." The title is from the Latin, meaning "about the proverb," and the disciplines touched upon by this topic include folklore, psychology, mass-media, sociology and literature. Regular features include The Masters, reprinting seminal articles in the field; and Current Research, "a platform for the most recent scholarly findings of paremiologists around the world." The De Proverbio site will also contain apparatus for the study of proverbs, including bibliographies and collections of proverbs. The premier issue includes eight proverb-specific articles by Wolfgang Mieder in the Masters section, four articles in Current Research, book reviews, a section of bibliographies, and two entire books, one of which is the editor's own English- Romanian Dictionary Of Equivalent Proverbs (2nd edition). One issue has appeared since then, and Flonta has set a high standard for the publication, resulting in a lively, highly readable web site. The next issue is projected for March, 1996. As yet, the publication is free to users of the World Wide Web, and participation is sought by Flonta. The journal is refereed, with the editorial board comprising the following: Wolfgang Mieder (University of Vermont, Burlington), Shirley L. Arora (University of California, Los Angeles), Peter Grzybek (Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria), Raymond D. Doctor (University of Poona, Poona, India), Ariella Flonta (University of Tasmania), and Cezar Tabarcea (University of Bucharest). A search engine would add greatly to De Proverbio’s usefulness, but otherwise the navigational aids are quite helpful, and the layout simple and straightforward.

David Dodd
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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