The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore (review)

The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore (review) Journal of American Folklore 125 (2012) The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore. by William A. Wilson. ed. and intro. by Jill terry rudy. (logan: utah State university press, 2006. pp. 321, acknowledgments, introduction, biographical sketch by Denise Wilson Jamsa, published works, works cited, contributors' list, index.) leonard norman primiano Cabrini College This book, edited by folklorist Jill terry rudy, combines the genres of Festschrift, scholarly article reader, and collection of career essays, to form a tribute volume to William A. "bert" Wilson. reviewing this volume is one of those challenging assignments that sounds good at the time of agreement, but which turns into a certain chore: how exactly does a reviewer "criticize" the work of one of the leading, and admired, figures of American folkloristics? like many of the great folklorists, bert Wilson has developed specializations in several areas within the field: from the history of the discipline, Scandinavian folkloristics, fieldwork theory, folklore and literature, and the politics of cultural representation, to religious folklife and mormon folklore studies. Finally, Wilson has synthesized his appreciation of folklore into cogent explanations of what the study of folklore actually entails and how it speaks to the essence of human http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore (review)

Journal of American Folklore, Volume 125 (496) – Apr 21, 2012

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Journal of American Folklore 125 (2012) The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore. by William A. Wilson. ed. and intro. by Jill terry rudy. (logan: utah State university press, 2006. pp. 321, acknowledgments, introduction, biographical sketch by Denise Wilson Jamsa, published works, works cited, contributors' list, index.) leonard norman primiano Cabrini College This book, edited by folklorist Jill terry rudy, combines the genres of Festschrift, scholarly article reader, and collection of career essays, to form a tribute volume to William A. "bert" Wilson. reviewing this volume is one of those challenging assignments that sounds good at the time of agreement, but which turns into a certain chore: how exactly does a reviewer "criticize" the work of one of the leading, and admired, figures of American folkloristics? like many of the great folklorists, bert Wilson has developed specializations in several areas within the field: from the history of the discipline, Scandinavian folkloristics, fieldwork theory, folklore and literature, and the politics of cultural representation, to religious folklife and mormon folklore studies. Finally, Wilson has synthesized his appreciation of folklore into cogent explanations of what the study of folklore actually entails and how it speaks to the essence of human

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