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  • After the Revolution: Folklore, History, and the Future of Our Discipline
    • Abstract: i have always fancied myself an accidental folklorist. Perhaps most of you are too. I entered a doctoral program in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania having never taken a folklore class. Nor, I am ashamed to admit, had I even read a serious work of folklore scholarship. Truthfully, the traditional stuff of folklore study did not attract me to the field. I attended a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania, coincidentally also the alma mater of Don Yoder, who eventually became my dissertation advisor. He claimed for Franklin and Marshall College the distinction of creating, in 1948, the first Department of American Folklore in the United States (1963:52). By the time I ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ku Klux Kasserole and Strange Fruit Pies: A Shouting Match at the Border
           in Cyberspace
    • Abstract: On June 19, 2013, news broke that southern celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted to using the “N-word” and expressed a desire to plan a southern plantation-themed wedding for her son, complete with an all-Black wait staff. These confessions emerged during a deposition, part of a lawsuit filed by one of her employees over allegations of sexual and racial harassment. The story circulated on social media like wildfire, developing into a full-fledged media scandal.1 Within days, Deen posted three public apology videos to YouTube in an attempt to curb the scandal, but she ended up losing most of her major sponsors, in large part due to the numerous responses and critiques that emerged on Twitter.2 On the morning ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Return: Intertextuality of the Reminiscing of Karelian Evacuees in
           Finland
    • Abstract: in this article, i examine the intertextuality of reminiscence writings of Karelian evacuees who experienced forced displacement within their own country. These reminiscences were written by elderly persons evacuated from Karelia as children and produced in the context of a thematic collection campaign organized by the Finnish Karelian League in collaboration with the Finnish Literature Society’s Folklore Archive in 2004. The reminiscences of Karelian evacuees deal with questions of place and belonging; they are about home, losing home, and returning home. The main topics of these writings concern the two evacuation journeys from the ceded Karelia to Finland, which writers experienced during the Second World ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Lesson in Presenting: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival Model
    • Abstract: The year 2016 marked the 12th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), which inspired me to revisit my experience as a presenter for the museum’s inaugural celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2004. Although I have been interested in practices of cultural representation for many years as a curator for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), my participation in the NMAI celebration provided me with a unique outsider’s perspective on presentation. I was asked to help present tradition practitioners, but I had no curatorial role. Nevertheless, I drew on and—as I explore in the following essay—tested Smithsonian Folklife Festival presenting ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Folk Literature and the Invention of Tradition: The Case of the Barzaz
           Breiz
    • Abstract: the relationship between folk poetry and the development of nationalism in Europe has been well documented. There are almost as many cases of folk epics—supposedly collected during the nineteenth century from the peasantry but later shown to be “fakelore,” “invention of tradition,” or subject to literary embellishment—as there are nations on the continent. Macpherson’s Ossian, the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen (KHM), and the Finnish Kalevala represent the best-known examples.1 In this paper, I document a parallel case from Brittany, the Barzaz Breiz, a collection of Breton ballads published in 1839 by Théodore Hersart, vicomte de la Villemarqué.2 While earlier folkorists and historians may have viewed the ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • W. F. H. “Bill” Nicolaisen (1927–2016)
    • Abstract: Bill Nicolaisen, claimed variously by folklorists in North America, Scotland, Scandinavia, and Germany as their own, passed away on February 15, 2016, at the age of 88 in the company of his family in Aberdeen, Scotland. He made his name—if I can invoke some wordplay that he as a punster and onomastician might appreciate—in the genres of names, narratives, ballads, speech, and literature. He left an indelible mark, too, with general theoretical contributions on the geography and philosophy of tradition (particularly with references to ideas of space and time), use of “cultural register” and other perspectives from sociolinguistics, and contemplation of humans as a storytelling species. He had much that was ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Telling and Being Told: Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary
           Yucatec Maya Literatures by Paul M. Worley (review)
    • Abstract: Paul Worley’s Telling and Being Told employs a comparative literature perspective in analyzing a selection of oral and written Yucatec Maya stories (and one poem) from the mid-nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. Worley’s focus is on control of the text. He asserts that Maya tales are a way in which storytellers assert cultural control and create masterful interpretations of the present through drawing upon tradition. Rather than being relics from the past, the tales are very much of the present and modernity, offering fresh interpretations and critical insights into the non-storied world. However, cultural brokers who have recorded or compiled these texts have often silenced the interpretive ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Songs of the Border People: Genre, Reflexivity, and Performance in
           Karelian Oral Poetry by Lotte Tarkka (review)
    • Abstract: The Finns have had a long history of folklore research, much of which has focused on Kalevala meter poetry. In the nineteenth century, the Finns developed the historic-geographic method to analyze this poetry. After more than a century of textual analysis, we might think that there is nothing new to learn, but Lotte Tarkka’s book Songs of the Border People proves that the study of Kalevala meter poetry is still a rich field of inquiry. This book is an excellent English translation of her 2005 doctoral dissertation, especially considering the complexity of the language of the dissertation. The poems themselves are in Karelian dialect, and the book includes both the original language and English translations. ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ballad Collectors of North America: How Gathering Folksongs
           Transformed Academic Thought and American Identity ed. by Scott B. Spencer
           (review)
    • Abstract: This book contains 12 essays by 10 authors (Guy Logsdon and Paul J. Stamler wrote two apiece). The subject is a little narrower than the title might lead one to believe: the emphasis is on collections made before 1940, and any collections in languages other than English receive only passing mention. Editor Spencer leads off with a historical background sketch and a preview of the volume’s contents. Erika Brady follows with a thoughtful essay on Franz Boas’ impact on collecting and the varying approaches in the field to use of cylinder recordings. It seems that women were the pioneers in the use of this new technology—a good early introduction to the continuing importance of women as songcatchers. ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage
           ed. by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman (review)
    • Abstract: The culture conventions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have had significant impact on the ways both tangible and intangible cultural heritage are debated, regulated, and managed. International institutions play an increasing role in shaping how local practitioners relate to “practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, and skills” (p. 1) and how both the national and global public view the nomination of heritage elements. It is also clear that funding structures change or adapt when “culture” is elevated to “cultural heritage” by one of UNESCO’s committees. As more states ratify the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma ed. by
           Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta (review)
    • Abstract: The folkloristic study of disability, health, and trauma, while still small, has blossomed in the past few decades as folklorists have taken the discipline’s cultural theories and applied them to the changing landscape of health management. Diagnosing Folklore moves these theories still further by providing a series of case studies, each of which offers new perspectives and models that add nuance and critical evaluation to existing paradigms, expanding our base of knowledge and providing directions for future research. The volume’s 10 essays are organized into three sections. Part 1 examines “Disability, Ethnography, and the Stigmatized Vernacular”; part 2 continues with “Folk Knowledge, Belief ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region
           by Marcie Cohen Ferris (review)
    • Abstract: The South is a place of contradictions. Its food reflects that. All too often, though, the contradictions are hidden, and portrayals of southern food celebrate romanticized, homogenized, and whitewashed views of the past and the culture. The region undoubtedly has a rich culinary heritage, but it is one that grew out of harsh realities of systems of oppression and the ongoing struggles of individuals within those systems. This eloquently written volume addresses those contradictions, demonstrating how food can be used to read history in a deep and insightful way by giving voice to the diverse ways that individuals have experienced that history and the impact it has had on their personal lives. ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hittin’ the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South
           by Anderson Blanton (review)
    • Abstract: Anderson Blanton’s Hittin’ the Prayer Bones is a carefully detailed ethnography focused on the Pentecostal practices of the Southern Appalachian mountains. The text is grounded in Blanton’s fieldwork, conducted over two years, and ambitiously calls upon classic texts and unconventional interpretations alike, interspersed with vibrant narrative examples and sermons. The result is a rich and thoughtful discussion that provides a nuanced examination of Pentecostal beliefs and their practical, material interpretations. In chapter 1, “Radio as ‘Point of Contact’: Prayer and the Prosthesis of the Holy Ghost,” Blanton explores the role of radio broadcasts in facilitating charismatic prayer and their ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film
           and Anime by Yoshiko Okuyama, and: From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl:
           Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West
           by Mayako Murai (review)
    • Abstract: Japan’s recent burst of interest in its indigenous folk narrative has led to an extraordinary production of literary, artistic, and cinematic works. An active exchange has begun in which Japanese-made animated movies and TV series have made previously esoteric motifs of that country’s folk culture increasingly familiar among young patrons of these art forms in the West. While valuing its own folk traditions, though, Japanese culture has long been curious about parallel folk traditions in the West. So, as a parallel development, interest in Western tales has grown of late, with publications on their history and possible psychosexual meanings becoming so popular in the 1990s that Japanese publishers called the ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • We Still Live Here, Âs Nutayuneân by Anne Makepeace (review)
    • Abstract: Filmmaker Anne Makepeace, using live footage and animation, tells the remarkable story about the restoration of the Massachusetts Native American language known as Wampanoag. Wampanoag is also the name of a people that have two federally recognized tribes, The Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Martha’s Vineyard and the Mashpee tribe from Cape Cod, both of Massachusetts, as well as two state-recognized communities. Originally, the Wampanoag inhabited southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In the first scene of the film, members of the tribe discuss a Wampanoag prophecy that the language would go away for a while, but would eventually return. Some of the tribal members talk about deceased family members ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The 78 Project Movie by Alex Steyermark (review)
    • Abstract: The 78 Project Movie is the brainchild of Director/Producer Alex Steyermark and Producer/Recordist Lavinia Jones Wright. The film opens with their plan: We asked musicians/to cut a 78 record/of an old song/using one microphone/one blank lacquered disk/and one 1930s PRESTO disk recorder . . . Anywhere they chose . . . In one take. The dramatic spacing of the opening titles gives clues to the fact that the filmmakers are deeply under the spell of the concept of single takes, no overdubs or multi-tracks, and the aura of the sounds of vintage recordings. The majority of the film is dedicated to recording musicians with their instant record and playback PRESTO machine. The film ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Let’s Get the Rhythm: The Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack by Irene
           Chagall (review)
    • Abstract: The earliest collections of American childlore include hand-clapping games. Approaches to these games have varied across theoretical eras in folkloristics, but the consistency with which interest returns to this genre reinforces its powerful appeal. Irene Chagall’s documentary, produced in collaboration with City Lore and Public Arts Films, introduces the variety and significance of hand-clapping games to a twenty-first-century public, positioning itself to valorize and honor this often-dismissed oral tradition of girls, and in particular, girls of color. As a genre often “hidden in plain sight,” hand-clapping games span the world, yet tend to be played by girls between the ages of 6 and 11. Let’s Get the ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marge’s Fancy by Marge Steiner (review)
    • Abstract: Marge Steiner, who hails originally from Long Island but has for many years called Bloomington, Indiana, her home, is a folklorist and singer whose extensive fieldwork—focusing primarily on traditional song—has included major projects in Northern Ireland and New Brunswick, Canada. Her work in Ireland led to her dissertation for Indiana University, Bloomington, entitled “Aesthetic and Social Dynamics in the Folksong Tradition of a Northern Irish Community” (1988). In her own words, this study “was an ethnography of singing of a border community in Northern Ireland, in which I wrote about how both Catholics and Protestants in the community use singing as a means of conflict management” ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line by
           Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, and Douglas Dowling Peach (review)
    • Abstract: The book and two CDs that make up Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line are the product of partnerships and collaborations that have spanned decades and traversed state lines. As the title indicates, the primary focus is the eponymous old-time musician and songwriter; both the first CD and the seven chapters that constitute part 1 of the book—largely recorded and written by Henry Glassie—center on Reed herself. Glassie developed a fieldwork relationship with the musician during the mid-sixties. Reed had just turned 50, and Glassie, then a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, was half her age. Over a period of about 18 months, the young folklorist interviewed Reed ... Read More
      Keywords: Maya literature; Folk poetry, Karelian; Folk music; Disabilities; Pentecostalism; Fairy tales; Reed, Ola Belle,
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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