Holly Everett

Associate Professor, cross-appointed with Music

B.A. (Texas at Austin)
M.A. (Memorial)
Ph.D. (Memorial)

ED4050, Education Bldg.

Holly Everett is cross-appointed with the School of Music. Her research interests include belief, material culture, music, occupational folklife, popular culture, and tourism. Dr. Everett’s editorial work includes serving as English Language Book Review Editor for Material Culture Review and on the editorial board of Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. Her work has been published in Contemporary Legend, Cuizine, Ethnologies, Folklore, The Journal of American Folklore, Popular Music and Society, and The Folklore Historian, among others. Her book on roadside memorials, Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture, was published by the University of North Texas Press.

Recent Publications

"Gravemarkers and Memorial Assemblages," Chapter 19 in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife.  Ed. Simon Bronner. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2019.

"Grits."  We Eat What?  A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States.  Ed. Jonathan Deutsch. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2018.

"They're Ours and We Love Them Wherever They Go."  Liner note essay.  Ryan's Fancy:  What a Time, Volume 2.  MMAP and SingSong Inc. 2017.

"'Do You Play Newfoundland Music?': Tracking Traditional Music and the Tourist Imaginary." MusiCultures 42.2 (2016): 1-18.

“Food, Class and the Self: Seal Flipper Pie and Class Conflict.” Food for Thought: A Multidisciplinary Discussion. Ed. Robert Scott Stewart and Susan A. Korol. 71-97. Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press, 2012.

“Newfoundland and Labrador on a Plate: Bed, Breakfast, and Regional Identity.” Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures 3.1 (2011).

"Harry Choates as Cajun Cultural Hero." Crossing Over: Fiddle and Dance Studies from Around the North Atlantic 3. Ed. Ian Russell and Anna Kearney Guigné. 93-104. Aberdeen: The Elphinstone Institute, 2010.

"Vernacular Health Moralities and Culinary Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador." Journal of American Folklore 122 (2009): 28-52.

Editor with Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye. Special issue, "In Honour of/Hommage à Peter Narváez," Ethnologies 30.2 (2008).

"A Welcoming Wilderness: The Role of Wild Berries in the Construction of Newfoundland and Labrador as a Tourist Destination." Ethnologies 29. 1-2 (2007): 49-80.

"'Passing Through Nature to Eternity': Roadside Crosses in 'America's Hometown.'" Proc. of First International Symposium on Roadside Memorials on Roadside Memorials, June 2004, University of New England, Armidale. Ed. Jennifer Clark. 119-139. Armidale, Australia: EMU Press, 2007.

"Popular Music in Newfoundland and Labrador." The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Ed. John Sheperd, et al. Part II, Vol. 4. London: Continuum, 2005.

"The Association That I Have with This Guitar Is My Life: The Guitar as Artifact and Symbol." Popular Music and Society 26 (2003): 331-350.

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

with Peter Narváez. "Me and the Devil: Legends of Niccolo Paganini and Robert Johnson." Contemporary Legend 4 n.s. (2001): 20-47.

"Roadside Crosses and Memorial Complexes in Texas." Folklore 111 (2000): Cover, 91-103.