2007: Feminist Folklore & Masculine Myths

Feminist Folklore & Masculine Myths

Friday, February 9 

& Saturday February 10, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

Thompson Room, Barker Center


5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Keynote: Jo Radner & Susan Lanser 

"Dropping Bobby Pins: Gender, Sexuality, 

and Complicit Coding"


6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Buffet Dinner


7:00 pm - onward



Irish Music & Dance
(Molly Hester '08, Max Newman '07, Cailin O'Connor '06)

Scottish & Breton Song
(Maggie Harrison F&M '07 & Matthieu Boyd, GSAS)

Nordic folk music & halling dance
(Amy Parker & Scot Applegate)

(Jess Tardy, F&M '99)

Georgian Folk Singing


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Thompson Room, Barker Center

9:30 – 10:00 am – Coffee, muffins


10:00 am – PANEL ONE


"Waulking the Cloth: Women's Work Songs from 

Gaelic Scotland"

(intro: Barbara Hillers & Maggie Harrison)


Women's Folklore in Ireland

"Màiri Nighean Alasdair: One Woman's Voice in Scottish 

Gaelic Waulking Songs"

    Maggie Harrison (F&M '07) 

"The Repertoire of Marc'harit Fulup (1837-1909)"

    Matthieu Boyd (GSAS) 

"Fairy Abduction in Legend and Life: Tales and Their 

Function as Entertainment, Education, and Explanation"

    Sarah Zeiser (GSAS)

"Crossdressing in Scottish Balladry"

    Grace Wilentz ('07)


11:00 am – PANEL TWO

"Singing Life, Singing Myth: South Slavic Oral Poetry 

in the Milman Parry Collection"

    Aida Vidan,

"How to insult a giantess (and how to taunt Thor)" 

(gender and insult in Old Norse)

    Merrill Kaplan (F&M '94)

"Making Men in Myth from Táin Bó Cúailnge to Sin City"

    Amber Rose (F&M '04) 

"Ká síijil t'an: Continuity and Regeneration in the 

Contemporary Mayan Poetry of Briceida Cuevas Cob"

    Rebecca Chase ('07) 


12:00 pm – LUNCH


1:00pm – PANEL THREE

"Constructions of masculinity in men's fashion"

    Louis Monoyudis (F&M '98)

"Superstars and Divas: Gender in the WWE"

    Jonah Kanin (F&M '08)

"Baxter's Blunders, or, Corrective Narratives of Gender and 

The Construction of Masculine Identity at South Kent 


 Marcel LaFlamme (F&M '05) 


Marge Bruchac 

"Maligeet (the Abenaki doctress)" 

(intro: Lisa Brooks)


2:30pm – PANEL FOUR

"From Lydia Pinkham to Michele Olson: Patent Medicine,

Blogging, and Black Cohosh"

    Ana Vollmar ('08)

"My Professor is a Penguin: Gender, Power and Beauty 

in Second Life"

    Rebecca Nesson (F&M '98)

"The Wireless Wise Women of Urbanbaby.com"

 Montana Miller (F&M '96)