The following post was originally published on the BYU Humanities Center blog. The post was written by Professor Jill Rudy, a Faculty Fellow for the Center.
As a folklorist, I recognize this year’s Humanities Center theme, The Work of Art, resonates with issues of memorable and mundane learning. Read more... “BYU Humanities Center Blog Crosspost: Folklore, Mentoring, and the Work of Art”
On April 7-9, 2016, the FTTV Project Participants traveled from Provo, Utah to Berkeley, California to present their panel at the Western States Folklore Society Conference.
Ariel Peterson was first up with her analysis of fairy godmothers that usually appear as fat fairies (whether in actual body type or symbolized by a round dress). Read more... “Fat Fairies, Mash-Ups, and Advertisements: the Hypnotic Effect of TV Fairy Tales”