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African American Folklore, Folklife, and Race  

Anand Prahlad

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Nov 2019
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Jun 2018
The study of African American folklore has been grounded from its beginnings in the colonial period in discourses and power dynamics of race. This chapter posits that these beginnings have ... More

American Festival and Folk Drama  

Lisa Gabbert

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Nov 2019
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Jun 2018
Folk dramas and festivals are encapsulated units of culture that distill, concretize, and make manifest through enactment important cultural values and ideas. Bounded in time and space, ... More

American Urban, Suburban, and Metropolitan Folklore and Folklife  

David J. Puglia

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Nov 2019
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Jul 2018
Metropolitan folklore and folklife studies often focus on ethnic, religious, and occupation-centered neighborhoods and their distinctive festive events. The material culture of streets and ... More

Applications and Representations of American Folklore and Folklife Studies  

Gregory Hansen

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Nov 2019
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Jun 2018
Folklore and folklife research is applied to a range of institutional settings that can be categorized in five different spheres of representation. These spheres overlap, but they include ... More

The Bilingualisms of Latino/a Literatures  

Rolando Pérez

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Oct 2018
This essay deals with the multiple languages of Latino/a literature: English, English and Spanish (code-switching), Spanglish, and Spanish. It traces the linguistically and thematically ... More

Folklore and Folklife of American Family and Friends  

Caren Neile

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2018
The folklore of family and friends is a primary social frame of traditional knowledge, promoting distinctive values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Their associated narratives share ... More

Folklore and Folklife of Women, Men, and Other Gendered Identities  

Lisa Gilman

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Nov 2019
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Jun 2018
People’s interaction with folklore is integral to the construction of, performance of, and resistance to multiple conceptualizations of gender in the United States. Folklore contributes to ... More

The Influence of Atlantic Studies on American Literary Scholarship  

William Boelhower

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Jul 2016
This article traces the important paradigm shift from Atlantic history to Atlantic studies. It then identifies the creative tensions generated by a three-dimensional conception of ... More

Latinx Folklore and Folklife  

Norma E. Cantú

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Nov 2019
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May 2019
This article, which focuses on the traditional cultural expressions of the Latinx community in the United States, first traces the history and development of Chicanx and Latinx folklore ... More

Oratory and Platform Culture in Britain and North America, 1740–1900  

Carolyn Eastman

Examining oratory as a dynamic, changing medium for communication during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in America and, to a lesser extent, Great Britain, this essay scrutinizes ... More

Reflections on Latino/a Theater  

Debra Castillo

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Oct 2018
“Theatre,” modified by the adjective “Latina/o”, like any other genre of human expression, is extraordinarily rich. It includes the legacy, and continuing vitality of varied and often ... More

Regions, Borders, and Nation in American Folklore and Folklife  

Simon J. Bronner

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Nov 2019
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May 2019
The study of regions and borders in American folklore and folklife is essentially about the cultural significance of place and land. It has been of political interest more widely because ... More

Rhetoric and Affect in Bilingual Latinx Literature  

Matylda Figlerowicz and Doris Sommer

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Oct 2018
Latinx writers cross boundaries between languages, renovating the experience both of language and of literature. This article takes up the invitations of several creative/disruptive ... More

Spanglish: Current Issues, Future Perspectives, and Linguistic Insights  

Silvia Betti and Renata Enghels

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Oct 2018
This article studies a series of important issues concerning Spanglish as a hybrid language. It discusses why Spanglish has constituted a growing topic of interest ever since it first ... More

Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery  

Ilka Saal

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the ... More

Trans Ecology and the Transgender Road Narrative  

Nicole Seymour

This article identifies a particular subgenre of the road narrative, the transgender road narrative, analyzing the film Transamerica and the novel Nevada as representative examples. The ... More

Transcolonial Gothic and Decolonial Satire in Ramón Emeterio Betances  

Ivonne M. Garcia

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Oct 2018
This entry examines Ramón Emeterio Betances’s The Virgin of Borinquen, not previously translated into English, and The Travels of Escaldado, also not yet in a full English translation, to ... More

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