Mythology and Folklore

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Faculty Bookshelf

Author,There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien
Kent State UP,2017
Editor,The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2017
editor,The Story of Kullervo
Houghton Mifflin Harcour,2016
,Of Garden Mounts
Colonial Williamsburg,2014
,Green Suns and Faerie
The Kent State University Press,2012
,Kitchens, Smokehouses, and Privies: Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic
Cornell University Press,2009
Editor, with Douglas A. Anderson,On Fairy-stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins,2008
Co-Author,Robert Johnson: Lost and Found (Music in American Life)
Music in American Life,2008
,Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers
University of Tennessee Press,2005
,Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology
Kent State University Press,2005
,The Smithsonian Book of Books
Smithsonian Books,2003
,Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World, Revised Edition
Kent State University Press,2002
,Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg,1998
,A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie
Kent State University Press,1997
,Milton's Teeth and Ovid's Umbrella: Curiouser and Curiouser Adventures in History
Touchstone Publishing,1995
Author,Virginia Piedmont Blues: The Lives and Art of Two Virginia Bluesmen
Publication of the American Folklore Society. New Series,1990
Author,Sounds So Good to Me: The Bluesman's Story
University of Pennsylvania Press,1984

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April 3, 2020
To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the University of Maryland moves to an online environment March 30 through the end of the semester.
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn presented her paper "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the AWP 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Maud Casey's story "The City Itself" appears in the most recent New England Review. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson (www.lauralarson.net) called The City of Incurable Women.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.