PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project

© Paul P. Reuben

Appendix Q: American Folklore

Outside Links: | American Folklore Society | Journal of American Folklore | Library of Congress: American Folklife Center |

Page Links: | Selected Bibliography 1980-1999 Selected Bibliography 2000-Present MLA Style Citation of this Web Page | Also check PAL: Davy Crockett |

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Aguila, Richard. ed. Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1996.

Brunvand, Jan H. The study of American folklore. NY: Norton, 1986. GR105.B7

- - -. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. NY: Garland, 1996.

Carney, George O. ed. Baseball, barns, and bluegrass: a geography of American folklife. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. GR105.B375

Dorson, Richard M. ed. Handbook of American folklore. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1983. GR105.H36

Dundes, Alan. Interpreting folklore. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1980. GR66.D87

Hyde, Lewis. Trickster makes this world: mischief, myth, and art. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. GR524.H93

Jones, Gayl. Liberating voices: oral tradition in African American literature. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1991. PS153.N5 J66

Jones, Michael O. ed. Putting Folklore to Use. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1994.

Jones, Steven S. Folklore and literature in the United States: an annotated bibliography of studies of folklore in American literature. NY: Garland Pub., 1984. Z1225.J66

Oring, Elliott. Folk groups and folklore genres: an introduction. Logan: Utah State U P, 1986. Res GR66.F65

Ortiz, Alfonso, and Alfonso Ortiz. ed. American Indian trickster tales. NY: Viking, 1998. E98.F6 A48

Radner, Joan N. Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1993.

Rosenberg, Neil V. ed. Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1993.  

Sarris, Greg. Keeping Slug Woman alive: a holistic approach to American Indian texts. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. E99.P65 S27

Selected Bibliography 2000-Present

Beardslee, Karen E. Literary Legacies, Folklore Foundations: Selfhood and Cultural Tradition in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2001.

Bell, Bernard W. The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2004.

Bryant, Jerry H. 'Born in a Mighty Bad Land': The Violent Man in African American Folklore and Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2003.

De Caro, Frank, and Rosan A. Jordan. Re-Situating Folklore: Folk Contexts and Twentieth-Century Literature and Art. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2004.

Dundes, Alan and Mieder, Wolfgang. The Kushmaker and Other Essays on Folk Speech and Folk Humor. Burlington: U of Vermont, 2008.

Fulmer, Jacqueline. Folk Women and Indirection in Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.

Lamothe, Daphne. Inventing the New Negro: Narrative, Culture, and Ethnography. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2008.

López Morín, José R. The Legacy of Américo Paredes. College Station: Texas A&M UP, 2006.

Morris, Nicola. The Golem in Jewish American Literature: Risks and Responsibilities in the Fiction of Thane Rosenbaum, Nomi Eve and Steve Stern. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

Mullen, Patrick B. The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2008.

Nicholls, David G. Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Perez, Domino R. There Was a Woman: La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture. Austin: U of Texas P, 2008.

Prahlad, Anand. ed. Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005.

Quinn, E. Moore. Irish American Folklore in New England. Bethesda, MD: Academia, 2009.

Saldívar, Ramón. The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2006.

Sanders, Lynn M. Howard W. Odum's Folklore Odyssey: Transformation to Tolerance through African American Folk Studies. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2003.

Stallings, L. H. Mutha' Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007.

Watts, Linda S. Encyclopedia of American Folklore. NY: Facts on File, 2007.

Weaver-Zercher, David. The Amish in the American Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2001.

Zauditu-Selassie, K. African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2009.

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