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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May 23, 2019
In May 2019, GerShun Avilez published two scholarly essays.
May 23, 2019
Professor Emeritus Jackson R. Bryer is the editor of the recently published Why I Like This Story (Camden House), in which 48 American fiction writers select a favorite American short story and in a brief essay explain why they like it.
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Rick recently delivered two workshops: One on sales and persuasion to Broad Reach Retail Partners, and one on résumés to the Young America’s Foundation.
May 23, 2019
On June 25th, Mark Fitzgerald will launch his new book, Downburst, at the West Greenwich Library in London. 
May 23, 2019
Merle Collins is scheduled to do a keynote presentation in Grenada at a May conference. She is also scheduled for an Emancipation Day presentation in Grenada at the end of July.
May 23, 2019
Nabila Hijazi recently gave two presentations and won several awards.
May 23, 2019
William Cohen, with Laura Green, has edited and introduced a special issue of the journal Narrative, "Revisiting Dialogue" (May 2019), now available from the Ohio State University Press.
May 21, 2019
Fatima Taha has published two new reviews with the Washington Independent Review of Books, which recently learned that the Library of Congress is archiving each issue as the online paper is considered culturally significant. 
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.
May 21, 2019
Laura Rosenthal recently gave an invited talk on Restoration tragedy, the slave trade, and Catherine of Braganza at Durham University and one on Bernard Mandeville and the passions at the International Mandeville Symposium at Depauw University.