2020 Program Sessions

430. Being Folk: How Folkloristics Humanizes Cultural Processes

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Jan 11, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 603

Session Information


1: Stories as Behaviors: Rethinking Homo Narrans

John Laudun, U of Louisiana, Lafayette

2: Cultural Encounters from Afar: Kindred Spirits of Resistance in the African American Vernacular Tradition and Macedonian Folk Narratives from the Ottoman Period

Irena Percinkova-Patton, U of Washington, Seattle

3: ‘Strange Plants’: Folklore, Abolitionism, and Emily Dickinson

Wendy Tronrud, Graduate Center, City U of New York

4: BookTube: Typical Reading Group or Emerging Folk Group?

Jennifer Dutch, York C, NE


James Deutsch, Smithsonian Inst.