Folklore Forum

2020: 43 (1)


Samantha Castleman, “Dance is My Dragon Point”: Spirituality among Professional Dancers

Jared L. Schmidt, “Hometown Cooking”: Layering Values, Mass-Produced, and Garden-Raised Foods in Tater Tot Hot Dish in Southwestern Minnesota


Hilary Warner-Evans, Franz Rickaby, Gretchen Dykstra, and James P. Leary, eds. Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era

Marisa Wieneke, Michael Dylan Foster and Jeffrey A. Tolbert, eds. The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World

Folklore Forum

Mediating Cultures: Proceedings from the 2011 IU/OSU Student Folklore Conference

42:1 (2012)


Kristina Downs, From the Editor


Jeff Todd Titon Keynote Address: Music, Mediation, Sustainability: A Case Study on the Banjo

Matthew Hale Shaping Theory, Bending Method, Tapping [New] Media: Ethnographic Craftsmanship and Responsive Design

Meagan Winkelman McMeaning in the Maw of the Masses: Analyzing Fast Food Mash-Ups

Chad Buterbaugh Multilocality and the narration of place meanings in an Irish story

Kurt Baer The Mothership Connection: Mythscape and Unity in the Music of Parliament

Tricia Ferdinand “Symbolic Ethnic Conflict”: Ethnicity and Trinbagonian Identity


Nichole Tramel Carolyn E. Ware. Cajun Women and Mardi Gras: Reading the Rules Backwards

Danielle Quales Thomas Burton. Beech Mountain Man: The Memoirs of Ronda Lee Hicks.

Lydia Bringerud Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix, ed. Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity.

David Elton Gay Tamar Alexander-Frizer. The Heart is a Mirror: The Sephardic Folktale.

Heather A. Vrana Chew Sánchez, Martha I. Corridos in Migrant Memory.

Danielle Quales Dennis Cutchins and Eric A. Eliason, Eds. Wild Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America.

Yves Laberge John Minton, 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South.

Monica Foote Trevor J. Blank, ed. Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World.

Danielle Quales Keagan LeJeune. Always For the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War.

Shana Stockton Jessica Tiffin. Marvelous Geometry: Narrative and Metafiction in Modern Fairy Tale.

Daniel Allar Salsi, Lynn. The Life and Times of Ray Hicks: Keeper of the Jack Tales.

Jessica Berndt Rovine, Victoria L. Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali.

Ginny Hosler Peña, Manuel. Where the Ox Does Not Plow: A Mexican American Ballad.

Fredericka Schmadel Debra Lattanzi Shutika. Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico.

Brittany Warman Joosen, Vanessa. Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales: An Intertextual Dialogue Between Fairy-Tale Scholarship and Postmodern Retellings.

Folklore Forum

Contact: Proceedings from the 2010 IU/OSU Student Folklore Conference

41:3 (2011)


Kristina Downs, From the Editor


Jeremy Stoll Rama for Beginners:  Bridging Indian Folk and Comics Cultures

Mary Mesteller Variation of Manufactured Folk Drama: A Case Study of The Ellettsville House of Prayer Hell House

Suzanne Barber Negotiating a Shire: The Transformation of Local Values in the Society for Creative Anachronism


Danielle Quales Karen Dodge Tolstrup. “If Maine Had a Queen”: The Life of Brownie Schrumpf

Nichole Tramel Patrick R. McNaughton. A Bird Dance Near Saturday City: Sidi Ballo and the Art of West African Masquerade

Sara Cleto Sandra L. Beckett. Red Riding Hood for All Ages: A Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts

Kristina Downs Thomas Hart. The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya

Kristiana Willsey William Schneider, ed. Living With Stories: Telling, Re-telling, and Remembering

Taylor Schlichter Lindsay Hale. Hearing the Mermaid’s Song: The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro 

Danielle Quales Mary Noailles Murfree. Ed. Bill Hardwig. In the Tennessee Mountains.

Fredericka Schmadel Thomas Huanca L. Tsimane Oral Tradition, Landscape and Identity in Tropical Forest.

Brittany Warman Béla Balázs. The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales.

Folklore Forum

Violence and Socio-Cultural Trauma

41:2 (2011)


Kristina Downs, From the Editor


Vanessa Pelaez-Barrios Mythic Narrative Performances: The Myth of the Kharisiri

Christal Seahorn Beneath the Outrage: 2009 Task Force Recommendations Undermine Online Breast Cancer Community

Sayo Yamagata Representing Valerie Solanas:  Productions of Gender and Sexuality in The Factory


Mary Mesteller, Jim Pieper. Guatemala’s Masks and Drama

Nichole Tramel, Maryline Parca and Angeliki Tzanetou, eds, Finding Persephone:  Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean

Donald E. Clare William Lynwood Montell. Tales from Kentucky Doctors

Jodine Perkins Dorson, Richard. Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers: Folk Traditions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Jeremy Stoll Power, Natsu Onoda.  God of Comics: Osama Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Folklore Forum


41:1 (2011)


Whitney Brown, Biscuit Revivalism: Salvaging Southern Foodways in the Family and Beyond.

Lyra Spang, Fruits and Culture: A Preliminary Examination of Food-for-Sex Metaphors in English-language Caribbean Music

Margot Finn, The Snob, the Rube and the Connoisseur: Sideways and the Legitimation of “Culinary Appeal”

Curtis Ashton, Beijing Duck 2008: Culinary Tourism, Cultural Performance, and Heritage Protection


Callie Clare, Jerry M. Hay. Rivers Revealed: Rediscovering America’s Waterways. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007

Kevin Hood, Philip Hayward.  Bounty Chords:  Music, Dance and Cultural Heritage on Norfolk and Pitcairn Islands. Eastleigh, UK:  John Libbey & Co, 2006.

Nicholas Hartmann, Emily Mendenhall, ed. Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2009

Megan Ellingwood, Jarold Ramsey and Lori Burlingame, eds. In Beauty I Walk: The Literary Roots of Native American Writing.  Albuquerque:  University of New Mexico Press, 2008.

Folklore Forum


40:1 (2010)


Monica Foote, From the Editor


Timon Kaple, Lovesick Blues: Music and Nostalgia on Lower Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee.

Benjamin Gatling, Negotiations in Performance: The Storytelling Performance of Two Adolescent Afghan Narrators.

Deborah Justice, Public, Private; Contemporary, Traditional: Intersecting Dichotomies and Contested Agency in Mainline Protestant Worship Music.

Katie L. Ramos, Heroes Are Over With: Possibilities for Folk Hybridity in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”.


Jeffrey Tolbert, Elizabeth Tucker. Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses. University Press of Mississippi, 2007.

Jeana Jorgensen, Stephen Benson, ed. Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale. Wayne State University Press, 2008.

B. Grantham Aldred, Kenneth L. Untiedt, ed. Folklore: In All of Us, In All We Do, 2008.

Folklore Forum


39:1 (2009)


Monica Foote, From the Editor.


Christopher Lewis, Gerbilling Revisited: Comparing Talk of Foodways and Sexways.

Kristiana Willsey, Within Their Own Seams: 19th Century Fashion and the Management of the Body in Women’s Literature and Letters.

Tiffany M. B. Anderson, “Ten Little Niggers”: The Making of a Black Man’s Consciousness.

Sarah Gordon, Testimony and Truth after Auschwitz.


Trevor Blank, Harold E Hinds, Jr., Marilyn F. Motz, and Angela M. S. Nelson, eds. Popular Culture Theory and Methodology: A Basic Introduction. Madison: Popular Press/University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Tracy Musacchio, Edward M. Bruner. Culture on Tour: Ethnographies of Travel. University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Fredericka Schmadel, Ulrich Marzolph, ed. The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective. Wayne State University Press, 2007.

Folklore Forum

38:2 (2008)


B. Grantham Aldred, The Dynamics of Tradition and Folk Groups in the Role Playing Game.

Don Stacy, All Mixed Up: A Cultural Exploration of Mixed Tapes and CDs.

Julie LeBlanc, Healing Charms and Family Legends: Passing on Beliefs Through Québécois Maternal Lineage.

Abdulai Salifu, So, What Is the Story Behind This Name?: Royal Praise Poetry As an Oral Mythic Narrative.


Gustavo Ponce, Sydney Hutchinson. From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in Mexican American Youth Culture. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.

Lori Goshert, Keila Diehl. Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.

Sarah Lash, David Buchan and James Moreira, eds. The Glenbuchat Ballads. University Press of Mississippi, 2007.

Folklore Forum

Folklore of East Asia

38:1 (2008)


Elizabeth A. Burbach, From the Editor in Chief.

Kyoim Yun, From the Guest Editor.


Adam Bronson, Japanese Folklore Studies and History: Pre-War and Post-War Inflections.

Patricia Ann Hardwick, “Neither Fish nor Fowl”: Constructing Peranakan Identity in Colonial and Post-Colonial Singapore.

Hilary Finchum-Sung, Performing the ‘Traditional’ in the South Korean Musical World.

Sue-Ji Lee Gage, Conversation with Roger L. Janelli.

Mack Hagood, Liminal States: Life as an Indie Musician on Taiwan.


Lanlan (Diane) Kuang, Huang Sui-chi. Essentials of Neo-Confucianism: Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and Ming Periods. London: Greenwood, 1999.

Steve Stanzak, Jack Zipes. Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller. New York: Routledge, 2005.

David Elton Gay, Laura Gonzenbach. The Robber with a Witch’s Head: More Stories from the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales. Trans. Jack Zipes. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Elizabeth A. Burbach, Katherine Borland. Unmasking Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Nicaraguan Festival. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2006.