Western Folklore

Vol. 74 No. 3/4 – Summer/Fall, 2015


Rethinking Psychoanalysis, Poetics, and Performance
Charles L. Briggs

Devil Dogs and Dog Piles
John Paul Wallis and Jay Mechling

Shadows of the Past in the Sunshine State: St. Augustine Ghost Lore and Tourism
Jason Marc Harris

The Festivities of the Winter Solstice: Songs and Customs of the Valencian Community
José-María Esteve-Faubel and Rosa-Pilar Esteve-Faubel


Anika Wilson, Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi:No Secret Under the Sun.
Reviewed by Erika Brady

Jon D. Lee, An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perceptions of Disease.
Reviewed by Anika Wilson

Dale A. Olsen, World Flutelore. Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power.
Reviewed by Nancy Cassell Mcentire

Timothy R. Tangherlini, Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories.
Reviewed by Gregory Hansen

Erika Friedl, Folktales and Storytellers of Iran: Culture, Ethos, and Identity.
Reviewed by Karen Miller

Molly Clark Hillard, Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians.
Reviewed by Jennifer Schacker

Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey, Grimms' Tales aroundthe Globe: The Dynamics of Their International Reception.
Reviewed by Jing Li

Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler, Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana.
Reviewed by Robert Cancel

David Atkinson, The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts.
Reviewed by Mary Ellen Brown

Tova Gamliel, Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women.
Reviewed by Najwa Adra

Hershey H. Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman, God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor.
Reviewed by Elliott Oring

Deborah Kapchan, Cultural Heritage in Transit: Intangible Rights as Human Rights.
Reviewed by Leah Lowthorp

S. Ashley Kistler, Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala.
Reviewed by Janferie Stone

LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant, Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women.
Reviewed by Constance Bailey

Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye, Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag.
Reviewed by Eleanor Hasken