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Gerald Pocius Received the 2017 Marius-Barbeau Medal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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In an article from the Memorial University Gazette, entitled "A lifetime of folklore: Retired professor receives recognition from national association,” Gerald Pocius talks about his recent award of the 2017 Marius-Barbeau Medal.

“Dr. Gerald Pocius was recently presented with the honour in Toronto, Ont., by the Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) at its annual conference.

The award recognizes significant contributions for a folklorist over their lifetime to the study of folklore in Canada.

‘Especially gratifying’

“It is important to me that my folklore peers recognized my contributions and achievements, especially in the areas of material culture, vernacular architecture, field schools, and my work with UNESCO on their 2003 convention,” said Dr. Pocius, who was one of the original founding members of the organization.

“I was also pleased that a younger generation of scholars still finds my work important. To be recognized by folklore scholars in both English and French Canada is especially gratifying.”

Founding member

According to Dr. Pocius, the early work of the FSAC was built on the notion that Canada as a nation is inherently different from the United Stats and that Canadian folklore should reflect this."

To read the full article, visit https://www.gazette.mun.ca/research/a-lifetime-of-folklore/

 



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