Personal experiences of the Hungarian Revolution, embroidery, and her life in America.
Follow Spot: Growing the Ranks
An essay about the founding of Women of Color in the Arts, by Kaisha Johnson.
Lesbian Code: Dyke Spotting in Heteropatriarchyland
Alix Dobkin is a singer songwriter. Her piece is about the identity markers used by the lesbian community. The essay includes one of her songs.
Rewriting Tradition: The Queer Politics of a Lesbian Folklorist
An essay about the intersection of folklore and song-writing.
From the Killing Fields; Art and Healing in Asian America
A self-reflective essay on the use of folk art and performance to heal after conflict.
Dialogues with Time
A biographical sketch by a Ukrainian born painter, composer, and lutenist discussing cultural memory.
Yuri Yunakov: 2011 National Heritage Fellow
A biographical essay on 2011 NEA National Heritage Award Winner musician, Yuri Yunakov
The Folk and the Region
Defining the idea of “region” in American Folklore scholarship
Religious and Scriptural Paradies
The author examines parodies of religious texts in contemporary usage.
Garage Sale Folklore
An exploration of the pheonomenon of the “garage sale,” and an examination of its participants
The Rhythm of Something Imperishable
Cochran applies sociocultural and symbolic theories to his discussion of games and sport.
An article about folklore and computer programming from the viewpoint of an early programmer.
Folklore as Wartime Propaganda
The Folklore of war time, shared by veterans
The Enlisted Man
The folklore of enlisted men, from 1970.
Popular Folk Synonymies
The author provides idioms of folk speech.