TEACHING AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, 1977-2013:
Though always a teacher at heart, I retired from George Mason University in May 2013 after 36 years. In 1977, I founded the Folklore Studies Program, now under the care of Prof. Debra Lattanzi Shutika and Prof. Joy Fraser. Courses I taught at GMU:
Folk Narrative: Folktales & Fairy Tales / Folk Narrative: Family Narrative, Personal Narrative, Anecdote, Legend / Living Words: Folklore & Creative Writing / Traditional Ballad
Graduate / Undergraduate Courses
Folklore of the Spirit World: The Lore of Ghosts & Fairies / Folk Arts and Folk Artists / Folklore and Gender
Folklore & Folklife / Writing Ethnography / Introduction to Literature
TEACHING AFTER RETIREMENT:
Workshops. I offer workshops on topics I love, such as my workshop at The Ohio State University on folklore and creative writing.
Courses. I love teaching in GoldLEAF, our elder college here in Farmington, Maine, offered in conjunction with the University of Maine at Farmington.
“Grimms’ Tales: The ‘Cinderella’ No One Knows (‘All Kinds Of Fur’)” March 2018