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Archive: July 2015 (2 Posts)

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

James P. Leary and Folksongs of Another America

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following post introduces James P. Leary, a researcher who has published extensively on Library of Congress collections in the American Folklife Center. Most of the quotations from Leary in this article come from an email interview we did in July 2015, but I also quote occasionally from a lecture he gave at the Library …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Tracking Tricksters in Washington, DC

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following is a guest post by Dr Emily Marshall, who specializes in Postcolonial and migrant literatures and cultures at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. In April I visited the incredible folklore archives at the American Folklife Center in Washington, D.C., supported by Leeds Beckett University Early Career Researcher funding.  The Center is housed …