Selected Publications and Awards:
Maine: folk art, folktales, traditional poetry,
and logging culture in the western mountains
2000. "Exuberance in Control: The Dialogue of Ideas
in the Tales and Fan Towers of Woodsman William Richard
of Phillips, Maine." In Northeast Folklore: Essays
in Honor of Edward D. Ives, ed. Pauleena MacDougall
and David Taylor, 265-295. Orono: University of Maine Press.[Article in PDF]
2000. "Just call me Sandy, son': Poet Jeep
Wilcox's tribute to Sandy Ives." In Northeast Folklore:
Essays in Honor of Edward D. Ives, ed. Pauleena MacDougall
and David Taylor. Orono: University of Maine Press.
1999. " If we don't joke with each other, we
won't have no fun, will we?' Storytelling in the Richard
Family of Rangeley, Maine." In Traditional Storytelling
Today, ed. Margaret Read MacDonald. [Article in PDF]
1999. Editor, major author.Working the Woods.
With Kathleen Mundell and Peggy McKenna. Augusta: Maine
Arts Commission. 48 pp. 11 photographs. Co-curator with
Kathleen Mundell of travelling exhibit "Working the
Woods." One of four featured photographers. Opened
30 July, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum. Catalogue,
1998. Co-editor with Kathleen Mundell. Author of introduction,
bibliography. Author of main section, with Vicki Rackliffe
and others. Rangeley Lakes Region Cultural Inventory.
Augusta: Maine Arts Commission. 32 pp. Booklet and photographs
1994. Producer, Editor, and Author. Logging in the Maine
Woods: The Paintings of Alden Grant. With Stephen Richard,
assistant editor. Rangeley, ME: Rangeley Lakes Region Logging
Museum. (Pp. viii+72).
1993. " Awful Real': Dolls and Development
in Rangeley, Maine." In Feminist Messages: Coding
in Women's Culture, ed. Joan Radner, 126-154. Urbana:
University of Illinois Press. [Article in PDF]
Book in progress. Generations in Wood: Traditional
Arts in the Life of a Maine Logging Family. Discussion
of the relationships between narrative and material culture
as well as an exploration of the influences of family, gender,
work, community, and place on the traditional arts of the
Richard family, a three-generation French and English American
family of loggers and woodcarvers, homemakers and knitters
in the western Maine mountains.
2002. Sensing Place: Artful Work in the Forests of New England. Northwest
Folklife Festival Program.
2005. "Women's Folklife." In Encyclopedia
of New England Culture, ed. Burt Feintuch and David
Watters, 464-465. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Alaska: Inuit folktales
1988. Assistant Editor.Ugiuvangmiut Quliapyuit: King
Island Tales. Ed. Lawrence Kaplan. Fairbanks: University
of Alaska Press, Alaska Native Language Center. With collectors
and translators Margaret Seeganna and Gertrude Analoak,
we assembled this first bilingual collection of Inupiaq
Pennsylvania German culture
2000. Harvest Home and the Place of Tradition in Cultural Discourse.
Paper given at the American Folklore Society, 25-29 October 2000, Columbus
Fieldwork and Gender
1990. "Fieldwork, Gender, and Transformation: The Second Way of
Knowing." Southern Folklore 47:33-44.
1985. "Woman to Woman: Fieldwork and the Private
Sphere." In Women's Folklore, Women's Culture,
ed. Susan Kal ik and Rosan Jordan, 45-53. Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press. Sixteen photographs. [Article in PDF]
1997. "Family Folklore." Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs,
Customs, Tales, Music, and Art, ed. Thomas A. Green, 278-284. Santa Barbara,
1982. "Family Folklore and Oral History Interviews:
Strategies for Introducing a Project to One's Own Relatives."
Western Folklore 41:251-274. (On-line at ProQuest)
1982. "Blessing the Ties that Bind: Storytelling
at Family Celebrations." A Celebration of American
Family Folklore: Tales and Traditions from the Smithsonian
Collection, ed. Steven Zeitlin, Amy Kotkin, and Holly
Cutting Baker, 250-259. New York: Pantheon. Four photographs. [Article in PDF]
Folk Arts & Politics:
Spontaneous Memorial at the Pentagon, 2001; Yellow ribbons
& Gulf War I
2006. "We'll Watch Out for Liza and The Kids":
Spontaneous Memorials and Personal Response at the Pentagon,
2001." In Spontaneous Shrines and the Public Memorialization
of Death, ed. Jack Santino, 57-97. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan. [Article in PDF]
1996. Co-author, with Linda Pershing."The Yellow Ribboning
of the USA: Contested Meanings in the Construction of a
Political Symbol." Western Folklore 55(1):41-85.
Six photographs. (On-line at ProQuest)
Poetry and Literary Non-fiction
2008. "Donation" Beltway
Poetry Journal, special issue on Museums. My poem
draws on my work with Rodney Richard and the Rangeley Lakes
Region Logging Museum, Rangeley, Maine.
2008. Several poems in The
Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by
Folklorists, edited by Frank De Caro (Logan: Utah
State University Press)
2008. "First Wash" Beloit
2006. "Eating Alone" Voices: The Journal
of the New York Folklore Society. (poetry)
1990. "Wave-walking" Friends Journal.
36: 9-10. (non-fiction: on the life and death of Bertha
Yocom, my grandmother) [Article in PDF]
Selected Awards and Grants
2001. Excellence in Teaching Award, George Mason University.
2001. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant for Rodney Richard, Sr. and
Rodney Richard, Jr., Maine Arts Commission.
2000. Maine Historical Records and Archives Board grant. Rangeley Lake
Region Logging Museum.
1993. Ellis Kongas-Miranda Award of the American Folklore Society was
given to Feminist Messages, edited by Joan Radner, in which my article,
" Awful Real': Dolls and Development in Rangeley, Maine,"
1990. Study Tour of Northern Ireland, British Council.
1984. Distinguished Teacher Award, George Mason University.