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Completed PhD Theses

2013

Boyd, Cynthia. "Reading Women's Home and Garden Lives: A Folkloristic Examination of the English Gardening Books of Marion Cran"

Urquhart, Emily. "The 21st Century Outport: Reimagining Home in Newfoundland"

2012

McDavid, Sara. "Counterclericalism: Vernacular Commentary on the Power of the Catholic Priest in Atlantic Canada

Urquhart, Emily. "The 21st Century Outport: Reimagining Home in Newfoundland"

2011

Fraser, Joy. "A Taste of Scotland?: Representing and Contesting Scottishness in Expressive Culture About Haggis."

Grant Jorgensen, Jessica. "Playing with the Kersley Players: Contemporary Folk Drama in a British Columbia Community A Thesis in Five Acts."

Lafferty, Anne. "Male and Female in a Pair": The Emotional Atmosphere Following a Death and its Intersection with Gender and with Public and Semi-Public Spaces in Newfoundland Through Roughly the 1960s and 1970s."

2009

Bodner, John. "Homeless, Hungry and Out of Smokes": An Ethnography and Folklife Study of a Street Kid Community in Downtown Toronto."

Brodie, Ian. "Stand-up Comedy: A Folkloristic Approach."

Gould, Jillian. "Heimish and Home-ish: Aging, Jewishness and the Creation of 'Home' at a Toronto Assisted Living Residence, the Terraces of Baycrest."

Harris Walsh, Kristin. "Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Irishness and Vernacular Dance in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador."

Kitta, Andrea. "A Shot in the Dark: Lay Perception of Inoculations and Anti-Vaccination Discourse."

Lee, Jon. "SARS and Illness Narratives: An Examination of an Epidemic."

McNeill, Lynne. "Serial Collaboration: Small World Activities and The Global Community."

2007

Burns, Jane. "Everyday Objects as Mediators of Self: A Material Culture Study of Work, Home and Community in the Pulp and Paper Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador."

Mason, Bruce. "The Creation of Folk Cultures on the Internet: A Proposed Methodology of Investigation With Case Studies."

Welch, Wendy. "Identity Authority, Artistic Authority, Markets and Meaning: Contemporary English-Language Storytellers Examined."

2005

Everett, Holly. "Class Acts: Culinary Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador."

2004

Guigné, Anna. "Kenneth Peacock’s Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: The Cultural Politics of a Newfoundland Song Collection."

2002

Gholson, Rachel. "Folklore of Southern Literature as Folkloristic Process: Portrayals of the Cane River Region in the Short Stories of Ada Jack Carver."

2001

Allen, Lucy. "Vernacular Music Collectors in the South 1900-1930: Mediation and Brokering of America’s Music."

2000

Thurgood, Ranald. "Storytelling on the Gabarus-Framboise Coast of Cape Breton: Oral/Narrative Repertoire Analysis of a Folk Community."

1999

Condon, Eileen. "Impossible Knowledge: An Examination of Token Traditions and Experiences as Popular Philosophies of Mind."

Koven, Mikel. "An Ethnography of Seeing: A Proposed Methodology for the Ethnographic Study of Popular Cinema."

Neal, J. David. "Life on the Rocks: Environmental Perceptions of the Rock Crawlers, A Western American Recreational Community."

Robidoux, Michael. "Power-Play: Critical Considerations of the 'Meaningful Universe' of Professional Hockey."

1998

Haruna, Zainab. "Bura Folksongs: An Analysis of Their Types, Occasions, Themes, Techniques and Functions."

Kozar, Seana. "Deliberations Between the Covers: An Audience-Centred Ethnography of Chinese Popular Fiction Readers."

1995

Byrne, Patrick. "Folk Tradition, Literature and a Society in Transition: Newfoundland."

Hiscock, Philip. "The Barrelman Radio Programme: The Mediation and Use of Folklore in Newfoundland."

MacKay, John. "Country Music Performance in Northern Nova Scotia: An Occupational Study of Art Fitt, Craftsman."

Moreira, James. "Ballad Worlds: Structure, Meaning, and the Fictional Landscapes in Classical and Broadside Ballads in Oral Tradition."

1994

Ladenheim, Melissa. "Constructing Objects and Reconstructing Selves: Folk Art and Identity in the Life of an Individual Artist."

1993

Bishop, Julia. "The Song Complex of the 'Moonshine Can': An Integrated Approach to the Study of Words and Music in Traditional Song." (2 vols.)

Dettmer, Elke. "An Analysis of the Concept of Folklorism with Specific Reference to Folk Culture of Newfoundland."

1992

Desplanques, Marie-Annick. "Women, Folklore and Communication: Informal Social Gatherings in a Franco-Newfoundland Context."

Peere, Isabelle. "Death and Worldview in a Ballad Culture: The Evidence of Newfoundland."

1991

MacKinnon, Richard P. "Vernacular Architecture in the Codroy Valley: Local and External Influences on the Development of a Building Tradition."

1990

McNaughton, Janet E. "The Role of the Newfoundland Midwife in Traditional Health Care, 1900 to 1970."

Rieti, Barbara G. "Newfoundland Fairy Traditions: A Study in Narrative and Belief."

Taylor, David A. "A Survey of Traditional Systems of Boat Design Used in the Vicinity of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and Hardangerfjord, Norway."

1988

Tye, Diane I. "Local Characters and the Community: A Case Study of Tradition and Individual Nonconformity in the Maritimes."

1986

Doucette, C.M. Laurel. "The Emergence of New Expressive Skills in Retirement and Later Life in Contemporary Newfoundland."

1985

Ashton, John. "A Study of the Lumbercamp Song Tradition in Newfoundland."

Butler, Gary R. "Supernatural Folk Belief Expression in a French-Newfoundland Community: A Study of Expressive Form, Communicative Process and Social Function in L'Anse-à-Canards."

Scott, John R. "Personal Experience Narratives Among Professional Sailors: Generic Keys to the Study of an Occupation."

1983

Cartwright, Christine A. "Charismatic Culture in St. John's, Newfoundland: A Crossdenominational Study of Religious Folklore in Three Groups." (2 vols.)

Laba, Martin. "Narrative and Talk: A Study in the Folkloric Communication of Everyday Conversational Exchange."

Lovelace, Martin J. "The Presentation of Folklife in the Biographies and Autobiographies of English Rural Workers."

1980

McCarl, Robert Smith, Jr. "Occupational Folklife: An Examination of the Expressive Aspects of the Work Culture with Particular Reference to Firefighters."

1977

Coldwell, Joyce I.C. "Treasure Stories and Beliefs in Atlantic Canada."

Taft, Michael E. "The Lyrics of Race Record Blues, 1920-1942: A Semantic Approach to the Structural Analysis of a Formulaic System."

Thomas, Gerald. "Stories, Storytelling and Storytellers in Newfoundland's French Tradition: A Study of the Narrative Art of Four French Newfoundlanders." (2 vols.)

1974

Tallman, Richard. "The Tall Tale Tradition and the Teller: A Biographical-Contextual Study of a Storyteller, Robert Coffil of Blomidon, Nova Scotia." (2 vols.)

1973

Widdowson, John D.A. "Aspects of Traditional Verbal Control: Threats and Threatening Figures in Newfoundland Folklore." (2 vols.)

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