Carolina Folklore Journal has a long history of publishing
studies of North Carolina folklore and folklife,
analyses of folklore in Southern literature, and articles whose rigorous methodology
or innovative approach contribute to statewide and local folklife study.
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As a publication of the North Carolina Folklore Society, the Journal is committed
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expression and information for the voice of folk artists and folklorists in
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Issue 60.1&2 – Special 100th Anniversary of
the NC Folklore Society Issue; 2013 Brown-Hudson
and Community Traditions Awards; Jack and the Camera; Fish Stew;
Test Available Here.
Issue 59.2 – 2012 Brown-Hudson and
Community Traditions Awards; Alan Jabbour and
Karen Singer Jabbour on the Balsam Highland Style
of Cemetery Decoration; Gary Carden’s Appalachian
Bestiary. Full Text
Issue 59.1– Remembering Malcolm
Fowler; North Carolina at Work; Photography of Cedric Chatterley; Seafood
Trends; Menhaden Industry’s Last Days; Sweet Potatoes; Archie Green;
Cherokee Wood-Carver Amanda Crowe. Full Text Available Here.
Issue 58.2– 2011 Brown-Hudson and
Community Traditions Awards; A Discourse on Bees; Origin of “Tar Heel”;
Fa-So-La and Shaped-Note Singing. Full Text Available Here.
Issue 58.1– A Special Issue
dedicated to Tom McGowan, co-edited with Sandy Ballard of the Appalachian Journal. Full Text Available Here.
Issue 57.2 – 2010 Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Awards; Cherokee
Basketry Revival; Reviews of Gary Carden’s recent
videos and William Ferris’ Give My
Poor Heart Ease; An obituary for Carlton Haney. Full Text Available Here.
Issue 57.1 – Lucy
Long on Asheville’s Foodscape;
The Women of Meat Camp, North
Carolina; Ballads and Appalachian Literature. Full Text Available Here.
In Issue 56.2 – E.T. Malone Jr.’s Prevaricating with All the Masters
of Antiquity; Brown-Hudson and Community Tradition Awards; A History of Bluegrass
Guitar in Western North Carolina; Women Serpent-Handlers in Contemporary
Appalachia. Full Text Available Here.
In issue 56.1 – Archie Green’s work in North Carolina; The ballad collecting
of I.G. Greer; A North Carolina murder ballad; Edith Walker’s ballad
collection; Two books on Orville Hicks; A compact disc on Mrs. Hyatt’s Oprahouse; A video on Mountain speech. Full
Text Available Here.
In issue 55.2 – Karen
Baldwin Tribute Issue. Brown-Hudson and Community Tradition Awards; David Cecelski’s Playing Croquet Until Dark: Voices of Portsmouth Islanders; Ballad digitization at
University. Full Text Available Here.
In issue 55.1 – Special
UNC Folklore Curriculum Issue. The Vernacular Modernism of Felipe Jesus Consalvos; Cultural Life in a Folk Coffee House;
Festival and Ritual in Professional Football; the Marketing of Antique
In issue 54.2 – NCFS Awards; The Asheville Drum Circle; Exploring the
fiddle tune Sally Ann; Review of Kim Sloan’s A New World: England’s First
View of America.
In issue 54.1 – News from the NCFS; The Folklore of Food at the Lake
Eden Arts Festival; Ramps; The History and Evolution of the Shag; The
Semiotics of Home and Town Spaces in Princeville; Mule Traditions in
In issue 53.2 – NCFS Awards; La Virgen de
Guadalupe in North Carolina; Memories of Turpentine; Bluegrass pioneer J.C.
Kemp; Folklorist’s Digital Toolkit; Reviews.
In issue 53.1 - The photography of David Holt, with an appreciation of
his work; The culture of ramps and ramp festivals; The drink-house world of
Captain Luke; Book and CD reviews
In issue 52.2 - "Coming Together at the North Carolina
To hear Foy Allen Edelman's interviews with North Carolinians dicussing some of their favorite recipes and stories,
click the title:
Bear" - Jennie and Jim Vance - Avery County
County Reunion" - Mr. Levi & Miss Hattie
Cake" - Margaret King - Moore County
Pie" - Nolie & Bettie Zimmerman -
Stew" - Wilbur King - Lenoir County
- Barbara Roberson - Beaufort County
Boundary Stack Pie
- Lula Owl, Laura & Cory Blankenship
"'Franco-American' Shrimp Stew"
- Becky & Alton Paul - Carteret County
"Heritage Apples" Tom Brown -
"Souse Meat" - Inez Blackwell -
see the whole journal of Mabel McMasters Bowden and other materials related
to the Dark family, go to: www.talesfrommydarkside.com.
Jan Eason's documentary slide show (25 MB Real Media - requires RealPlayer) or (text).
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