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Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading List

TEXTBOOKS

Bauman, Richard, ed. Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments: A Communications-Centered Handbook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Bendix, Regina. In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Bronner, Simon J., ed. American Material Culture and Folklife. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.

Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Study of American Folklore. 4th edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Dorson, Richard M., ed. Folklore and Folklife. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Dundes, Alan. Interpreting Folklore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980.

Dundes, Alan, ed. International Folkloristics: Classic Contributions by the Founders of Folklore. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

Feintuch, Burt. Eight Words for the Study of Expressive Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Fine, Elizabeth. The Folklore Text: From Performance to Print. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1984, 1994.

Fowke, Edith, and Carole H. Carpenter. Explorations in Canadian Folklore. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985.

Georges, Robert A., and Michael Owen Jones. Folkloristics: An Introduction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Greenhill, Pauline and Diane Tye, eds. Undisciplined Women: Tradition and Culture in Canada. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.

Greenhill, Pauline and Diane Tye, eds. Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2014.

McNeill, Lynne S. Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2013.

Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid. Locating Irish Folklore: Tradition, Modernity, Identity. Cork: Cork University Press, 2000.

Oring, Elliott, ed. Folk Groups and Folklore Genres. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1986.

Schoemaker, George H., ed. The Emergence of Folklore in Everyday Life: A Fieldguide and Sourcebook. Bloomington, IN: Trickster Press, 1990.

Simms, Martha C., and Martine Stephens. Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions. 2nd ed. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2011.

Toelken, Barre. The Dynamics of Folklore. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1996.

Yoder, Don, ed. American Folklife. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1976.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS, HANDBOOKS, COLLECTIONS, ETC.

Bendix, Regina F. and Galit Hasan-Rokem, eds. A Companion to Folklore. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Brunvand, Jan Harold, ed. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1996.

Desdouits, Anne-Marie, et Laurier Turgeon. Ethnologies francophones de l'Amérique et d'ailleurs. Québec: Les presses de l’Université Laval, 1997.

Green, Thomas A., ed. Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1997.

Ives, Edward D. The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Fieldworkers in Folklore and Oral History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1974.

Locke, Liz, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill, eds. Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. Vol I. WestPort, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.

Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater. Fieldworking: Reading and Writing Research, Fourth Edition. Boston: Bedford’s/St. Martin’s, 2012.

Thursby, Jacqueline S. Foodways and Folklore: A Handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

JOURNALS

Culture & Tradition. Published by the graduate students of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Department of Folklore (embedded link? link: http://www.culture.mun.ca/)

Folklore Forum. Published by Trickster Press, Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology (embedded link? http://folkloreforum.net/)

Ethnologies (formerly Canadian Folklore canadien). Published by the Folklore Studies Association of Canada. (embedded link? http://www.ethnologies.ulaval.ca/en/)

Journal of American Folklore. Published by the American Folklore Society. (embedded link? http://www.afsnet.org/?page=JAF)

A SELECTED LIST OF STUDIES PUBLISHED BY FACULTY, FORMER FACULTY, AND FORMER STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM

Bennett, Margaret. The Last Stronghold: Scottish Gaelic Traditions in Newfoundland. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1989.

Buchan, David. The Ballad and The Folk. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. (Reprint of 1972 edition).

Buchan, David. The Ballad & The Folklorist: The Collected Papers of David Buchan. Eds. Nicolaisen, W.H.F. and James Moreira. St. John’s: Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2014.

Butler, Gary R. Saying Isn't Believing: Conversation, Narrative and the Discourse of Belief in a French Newfoundland Community. St. John's: Institute for Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1990.

Carpenter, Carole Henderson. Many Voices: A Study of Folklore Activities in Canada and Their Role in Canadian Culture. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada (National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies Paper No. 26), 1979.

Cox, Gordon S. A. Folk Music in a Newfoundland Outport. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada (National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies Paper No. 32), 1980.

Del Negro, Giovanna. Looking Through My Mother’s Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada. Toronto: Guernica Press, 1997.

Doucette, Laurel. Skill and Status: Traditional Expertise Within A Rural Canadian Family. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada (National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies Paper No. 28), 1979.

Everett, Holly. Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2002.

Goldstein, Diane E. Once Upon a Virus: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2004.

Greenhill, Pauline. Ethnicity in the Mainstream: Three Studies of English Canadian Culture in Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 1994.

Greenhill, Pauline. Make the Night Hideous: Four English-Canadian Charivaris, 1881-1940. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Halpert and Story. Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland. (2nd ed.)

Halpert, Herbert, and J.D.A. Widdowson. Folktales of Newfoundland. 2 volumes. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1996.

Kahn, Alison. Listen While I Tell You: A Story of the Jews of St. John's, Newfoundland. St. John's: Institute for Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987.

Kodish, Debora. Good Friends and Bad Enemies: Robert Winslow Gordon and the
Study of American Folksong. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Lamson, Cynthia. "Bloody Decks and a Bumper Crop": The Rhetoric of Sealing Counter-Protest. St. John's: Institute for Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979.

Lesiv, Mariya. The Return of Ancestral Gods: Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 2013.

Lovelace, Martin J., Paul Smith and J.D.A. Widdowson, eds. Folklore: An Emerging Discipline: Selected Essays of Herbert Halpert. St. John’s: MUN Folklore and Language Publications, 2002.

Lovelace, Martin, Peter Narváez, and Diane Tye, eds. Bean Blossom to Bannerman, Odyssey of a Folklorist: A Festschrift for Neil V. Rosenberg. St. John’s: Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2005.

Murray, Hilda Chaulk. More Than Fifty Percent: Woman's Life in a Newfoundland Outport. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1979.

Narvaez, Peter, ed. The Good People: New Fairylore Essays. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997.

Narváez, Peter, ed. Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folklore and Popular Culture. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2003.

Narváez, Peter. Sonny’s Dream: Essays on Newfoundland folklore and popular culture. St. John’s: Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2012.

Narváez, Peter, and Martin Laba, eds. Media Sense: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1986.

Posen, I. Sheldon. For Singing and Dancing and all Sorts of Fun: The Story of the Ottawa Valley's Most Famous Song, The Chapeau Boys. Toronto: Deneau, 1988.

Pocius, Gerald L. A Place to Belong: Community Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 1991.

Quigley, Colin. Close to the Floor: Folk Dance in Newfoundland. St. John’s: Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985.

Quigley, Colin. Music from the Heart: Compositions of a Folk Fiddler. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. [About Newfoundland fiddler Emile Benoit]

Rieti, Barbara. Strange Terrain: The Fairy World in Newfoundland. St. John's: Institute for Social and Economic Research, 1991.

Rieti, Barbara. Making Witches: Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 2008.

Robidoux, Michael A. Men at Play: A Working Understanding of Professional Hockey. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 2001.

Rosenberg, Neil V. Bluegrass: A History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Rosenberg, Neil V., ed. Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Ryan, Shannon, and Larry Small. Haulin' Rope and Gaff: Songs and Poetry of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1978.

Smith, Paul. co-editor, Perspectives on Contemporary Legend: Proceedings of the Conference, 5 vols. Sheffield: CECTAL Publications (1984-1989).

Smith, Paul, and Gillian Bennett. Contemporary Legend: The First Five Years, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1990.

Smith, Paul, and Gillian Bennett. Contemporary Legend: A Folklore Bibliography, New York: Garland, 1993.

Smith, Paul, and Gillian Bennett, eds. Contemporary Legend: A Reader, New York: Garland, 1993.

Smith, Paul, Eddie Cass and Michael J. Preston, The English Mumming Play: An Introductory Bibliography. Bibliographies No. 2. London: Folklore Society Books, 2000.

Smith, Paul, and Gillian Bennett. Urban Legends: A Collection of International Tales and Terrors. A Greenwood Press Reference Book. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Taft, Michael. Discovering Saskatchewan Folklore. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1983.

Taylor, David A. Boat Building in Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada (National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies Paper No. 41), 1982.

Thomas, Gerald. The Two Traditions: The Art of Storytelling Amongst French Newfoundlanders. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1993.

Thomas, Gerald, and J.D.A. Widdowson, eds. Studies in Newfoundland Folklore: Community and Process. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1991.

Thorne, Cory, and Paul Smith. The Folk-Lore of Newfoundland and Labrador: Essays by the Reverend Arthur C. Waghorne. St. John’s: MUN Folklore and Language Publications, 2010.

Tye, Diane. Baking As Biography: A Life Story in Recipes. Montreal: McGill-Queen's, 2010.

Weir, Gail. The Miners of Wabana: The Story of the Iron Ore Miners of Bell Island. St. John’s: Breakwater Books, 1989.

Widdowson - Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

PUBLIC AND APPLIED FOLKLORE

Baron, Robert and Nick Spitzer, ed. 2007. Public Folklore. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press.

Belanus, Betty, and Gregory Hansen, eds. 2000. "Public Folklore." Special Issue of Folklore Forum, Vol. 31, Number 2.

Feintuch, Burt. 1988. The Conservation of Culture. Folklorists and the Public Sector. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press.

Hufford, Mary, ed. 1994. Conserving Culture. A New Discourse on Heritage. Urbana: University of Illinois.

Jones, Michael Owen, ed. 1994. Putting Folklore to Use. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky.

Wells, Patricia Atkinson, ed. 2006. Working for and With the Folk: Public Folklore in the Twenty-first Century. Special issue of Journal of American Folklore 119 (Winter).

 


 
 
 
 

 

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