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
Phone: 709-864-3244

Jillian Gould’s interests include public folklore, ethnography and fieldwork, Jewish culture, biography, foodways, and the culture of aging. In the public sector she was Education Coordinator at the Eldridge Street Project (now Museum at Eldridge Street) in New York City, and also has completed projects for the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now Canadian Museum of History), and the Ontario Jewish Archives.

Selected articles and presentations:

In Press “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.

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.

“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 (2013), 89-116.

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

“ ‘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 (2012), 91-112.

“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, 2011, 317-337.

“Them Days: A Story of the First and Last Smoked Salmon Cutter,” in Culture & Tradition, Vol. 28 (2006), 68-81.



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