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Oct 24, 2016, 3:30 pm5:30 pm

Talk: István Povedák


Oct 10, 2016, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Talk: Tom di Maria

di-maria-talkTom de Maria will be giving a talk: “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Artists with Disabilities Today.”  4:00pm-6:00pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. This event is free and open to the public. (more…)

August 9, 2016

My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

51SzoT6UMOL._AC_US160_Author:  Lisa Gilman

In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, recent technological developments in music listening enabled troops to carry vast amounts of music with them and easily acquire new music, for themselves and to share with their fellow troops as well as friends and loved ones far away. This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops’ musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear, domination, violence, isolation, pain, and loss that troops experienced.

My Music, My War is a moving ethnographic account of what war was like for those most intimately involved. It shows how individuals survive in the messy webs of conflicting thoughts and emotions that are intricately part of the moment-to-moment and day-to-day phenomenon of war, and the pervasive memories in its aftermath. It gives fresh insight into musical listening as it relates to social dynamics, gender, community formation, memory, trauma, and politics.

August 1, 2016

Music and War: Lisa Gilman studies soldiers’ playlists

picture-35UO English and Folklore Professor Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music, My War: Listening Habits of the U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, examines what soldiers listen to both during and after war. (more…)

November 8, 2015

UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage

JFR BOOK V2.inddAuthor:  Lisa Gilman

For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? (more…)

April 23, 2012

The End of the World As We Know It

Author:  Daniel Wojcik
Daniel Wojcik’s book, The End of the World As We Know It (New York University Press) analyzes the enduring appeal of apocalyptic and millennialist traditions in American culture.

Western Folklore

Editors:  Sharon R. Sherman & Mikel Koven

Sharon R. Sherman and Mikel J. Koven are the editors of a special issue of Western Folklore on “Film and Folklore”.


Editors:  Sharon Sherman & Mikel Koven

Folklore/Cinema, edited by Sharon Sherman and Mikel Koven, looks at how movies, a popular culture medium, can also be a medium and type of folklore playing cultural roles and conveying meanings customarily found in other folkloric forms.

Dangerous Examples–Fighting & Sailing Women

Recorded by Dianne Dugaw

Dangerous Examples–Fighting & Sailing Women in Song ( is a recording of 10 traditional Anglo-American ballads popular from Elizabethan times to the modern era, that celebrate the Female Warrior heroine, a woman who dresses as a man and goes to war or to sea for love and for glory.

Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art

Author:  Daniel Wojcik

Daniel Wojcik’s book, Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art (University Press of Mississippi) explores the shock aesthetics and oppositional style of the punk subculture, and the meanings of contemporary body modification.

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