Open Folklore Adds Twelve Dissertations and Theses; Wants More
Monday, November 24, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
If you are proud to call yourself an Indiana University Folklore graduate, you may share your thesis or dissertation with the world by depositing it in the IUScholarWorks digital repository (see http://scholarworks.iu.edu/). Twelve of your fellow folklorists have already done so, but there are many more who should seriously consider doing the same.
IUScholarWorks is an open-access solution for disseminating your work. Everything deposited there is open for all to read, preserved forever, and discoverable via Google and other search engines.
If you sent a copy of your dissertation to ProQuest (formerly UMI Dissertation Abstracts), it is behind a paywall; only members of schools that subscribe to the database, or those who order a personal copy, may read it.
Browse the folklore dissertations and theses collection at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17504
The following folklorists (listed in roughly chronological order), have opened their dissertations so far. If you are interested in joining them, contact the open folklore team HERE.
- Klassen, Teresa. Quiltmaking and Social Order in the Tennessee Delta in the Middle 20th Century
- Schmadel, Fredericka Ann.Goddess in the Greenwood: The Girls of Camp Koch
- Lawton, Arthur John. The Plan-Net as a Geometry for Analysis of Pre-Modern Architectural Design and Layout.
- Kolovos, Andrew Arthur. Archiving Culture: American Folklore Archives in Theory and Practice
- Lavengood, Kathleen Elizabeth.Transnational Communities through Global Tourism: Experiencing Celtic Culture through Music Practice on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
- Akerbergs, Ilze. Stories about Stories: Life Story Collecting as Commemoration and Social Activism
- Fass, Sunni M.The 2005 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival: Processes of Production and the Construction of Spatial Liminality
- Galuska, John D. Mapping creative interiors: Creative process narratives and individualized workscapes in the Jamaican dub poetry context
- Galuska, John D. Guerrilla queens and percussive poets there where our paths cross: in search of dub poetry scholarship and practitioners
- Griff, Hanna. A life of any worth: life histories of retired Brandeis University faculty
- Smith, Moira Lorrraine.The ritual humor of students: capping at Victoria University, 1902-1988
- El-Shamy, Hasan M. Folkloric behavior: a theory for the study of the dynamics of traditional culture