Dr. Jillian Gould

Dr. Jillian Gould
Coordinator, Certificate in Newfoundland Studies
Education Building, Rm 4044
Department of Folklore
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X8
Email:
jgould@mun.ca

Jillian Gould’s interests include Jewish expressive culture, foodways, public folklore, ethnography and fieldwork, biography, and the culture of aging. She has published journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics ranging from the WPA fieldwork of Herbert Halpert (1911-2000), to Toronto blueberry buns, to comfort food, to the various customs and traditions performed in a Toronto Jewish seniors’ home. Her current research explores the everyday and holiday customs of non-Orthodox Jews.

2019 Review of Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Festival, edited by Olivia Caldaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N’Diaye, in Journal of American Folklore, vol. 132: 523. 89-91.

2018 “From New York to Newfoundland: Herbert Halpert’s Folklore Career, ‘Lookin’ for a Home,’” Folklore Historian, vol. 35, 61-81. (In press)

2018 “Kosher Between the Lines” paper given at the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Oct. 17-20, Buffalo, New York.

2017 “Hungry for My Past: Kitchen Comfort with Fried Bread and Eggs,” Comfort Food Meanings and Memories. Eds. Michael Owen Jones and Lucy Long. University of Mississippi Press.  99-114.

2016 “It’s Heimish: Cooking, Eating, Remembering Good Jewish Food,” paper given at Jewish Folklore in the Twenty-First Century: A Symposium, Nov. 20-21, University of Texas, Austin.

2015 “Herbert Halpert’s 1938 Illustrated Radio Talk on American Folk Songs,” paper given at the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Oct. 14-17, Long Beach, California.

2014 “ ‘Like the Boll Weevil, I’m ‘Jes Lookin’ for a Home’: The Early Career WPA Fieldwork of Herbert Halpert,” paper given at the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, November 5-8, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2013 “A Nice Piece of Cake and a Kibitz: Re-inventing Sabbath Hospitality in an Institutional Home,” in Home Cultures: The Journal of Architecture, Design, & Domestic Space. Vol. 2, issue 1, 89-116.

2013b “Canada, Jews of,” in Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, eds. Raphael Patai (Founding Editor), Haya Bar Itzhak. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 97-101.

2012 “ ‘I Lit the Candle with Fire from My Heart.’: Observing Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at a Jewish Home for the Aged,” in Ethnologies. Vol. 4-1-2, 91-112.

2011 “Shiva as Creative Ritual in an Institutional Home,” in Jewish Cultural Studies, Vol. 3 Revisioning Ritual: Jewish Traditions in Transition, ed. Simon Bronner.Oxford, Littman, 317-337.

2003 “Blueberry Buns: History, Community, Memory” in Material Culture Review (57) https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MCR/article/view/17941/22013

Contact

Department of Folklore

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000