Contemporary Legend Indexed by Volume

Contemporary Legend
Index by Volume

First Series (1991-1996)

Volume 1 (1991)

Dégh, Linda.
“What is the Legend After all?” 11-38.
Ellis, Bill.
“Cattle Mutilation: Contemporary Legends and Contemporary Mythologies.” 39-80.
Clements, William M.
“Interstitiality in Contemporary Legends.” 81-91.
Hobbs, Sandy, and David Cornwell.
“A Behavior Analysis Model of Contemporary Legend.” 93-106.
Best, Joel.
“Bad Guys and Random Violence: Folklore and Media Constructions of Contemporary Deviants.” 107-21.
Smith, Paul.
“Contemporary Legends and Popular Culture: ‘it’s the Real Thing’.” 123-52.
Langlois, Janet.
“‘Hold the Mayo’: Purity and Danger in an AIDS Legend.” 153-72.
Barnes, Daniel R.
“The Contemporary Legend in Literature: Towards an Annotated Checklist.” 173-83.

Volume 2 (1992)

Winick, Stephen.
“Batman in the Closet: A New York Legend.” 1-21.
Goldstein, Diane E.
“Welcome to the Mainland, Welcome to the World of AIDS: Cultural Viability, Localization and Contemporary Legend.” 23-40.
Smith, Paul.
“‘Read all Bout it! Elvis Eaten by Drug-Crazed Giant Alligator’: Contemporary Legend and the Popular Press.” 41-70.
Nicolaisen, W. F. H.
“Contemporary Legends: Narrative Texts Versus Summaries.” 71-91.
Shorrocks, Graham.
“Reflections on the Problems of Transcribing Contemporary Legends.” 93-117.
Alford, Peggy E.
“Anglo-American Perceptions of Navajo Skinwalker Legends.” 119-36.
Kelley, Charles Greg.
“Joseph E. Brown Hall: A Case Study of One University Legend.” 137-53.
Barden, Thomas E.
“Early Virginia Analogues of some Modern Legends.” 155-64.
Barnes, Daniel R., and Paul Smith.
“The Contemporary Legend in Literature-Towards an Annotated Checklist (Part One).” 167-79.

Volume 3 (1993)

Wyckoff, Donna.
“Why a Legend? Contemporary Legends as Community Ritual.” 1-36.
Kanaana, Sharif.
“The Role of Women in Intifadah Legends.” 37-61.
Victor, Jeffrey S.
“The Sociology of Contemporary Legends: A Review of the use of the Concept by Sociologists.” 63-83.
Kapferer, Jean-Noel.
“The Persuasiveness of an Urban Legend: The Case of ‘Mickey Mouse Acid’.” 85-101.
Brunvand, Jan Harold.
“A Blast Heard Round the World.” 103-19.
Gaudet, Marcia.
“The Earthquake Angel: Contemporary Legend on the New Madrid Fault.” 121-31.
Barnes, Daniel R., and Paul Smith.
“The Contemporary Legend in Literature-Towards an Annotated Checklist (Part Two).” 133-44.
Ryan, J. S.
“The Vampire before and After Stoker’s Dracula.” 145-54.

Volume 4 (1994)

Glazer, Mark (ed ).
“Devil Legends.” 1-133.

Arora, Shirley L.
“‘Look, Daddy. I have Teeth!’: A Devil Legend in Contemporary Hispanic Tradition.” 5-29.
Galzer, Mark.
“‘El Diablo En El Baile’: Cultural Change, Tradition, and Continuity in a Chicano Legend.” 31-44.
Montenyohl, Eric L.
“Beliefs in Satanism and their Impact on a Community: Moving Beyond Textual Studies in Oral Tradition.” 45-59.
Ellis, Bill.
“Speak to the Devil: Ouija Board Rituals among American Adolescents.” 61-90.
Simpson, Jacqueline.
“Hecate in the the Primrose Wood: The Propagation of a Rumour.” 91-118.
Dégh, Linda.
“Satanic Child Abuse in a Blue House.” 119-33.
Bennett, Gillian, and Paul Smith.
“Contemporary Legend: Creating a Practical Bibliography.” 135-48.

Volume 5 (1995)

Lassen, Henrik R.
“‘the Improved Product’: A Philological Investigation of a Contemporary Legend.” 1-37.
Preston, Cathy Lynn.
“London’s Flames Revisted: Rumor-Legend and the Negotiation of Political Agendas in the 17th-Century England.” 38-75.
Bar-Itzhak, Haya.
“‘Walking Barefoot in the Land of Israel’: Mythicization and De-Mythicization in Contemporary Kibbutz Narratives.” 76-100.
MacGregor, Robert M.
“Quebec’s Killer Beer: A Dark T(Ale).” 101-14.
Venbrux, Eric, and Theo Meder.
“‘the False Teeth in the Cod’: A Legend Put into Context.” 115-31.
Wehse, Rainer.
“Concepts and Change of Concepts in Contemporary German Legends, Including a Proposition for a New Genre Terminology.” 132-53.

New Series (1998 – 2007)

Volume 1 (1998)

Lau, Kimberly J.
“On the Rhetorical use of Legend: U. C. Berkeley Campus Lore as a Strategy for Coded Protest.” 1-20.
Sammells, Clare A.
“Folklore, Food, and National Identity: Urban Legends of Llama Meat in La Paz, Bolivia.” 21-54.
Conrad, Joann.
“Stranger Danger: Defending Innocence, Denying Responsibility.” 55-96.
Maynard, Lara.
“Locked Doors: Bearer-Centred.” 97-115.
Guigne, Anna Kearney.
“The ‘Dying Child’s Wish’ Complex: The Case of the Shergold Appeal.” 116-33.
Simpson, Jaqueline.
“Are the Terms ‘Modern’ and ‘Contermporary’ Synonymous?” 134-48.
Goss, Michael.
“Elvis Lives! the ‘Secret Survival’ Theme in Rocklore.” 149-200.

Volume 2 (1999)

Gaudet, Marcia.
“Robert Olen Butler’s ‘A Ghost Story’: Contemporary Legend as Literature.” 8-17.
Goldstein, Diane E.
“‘Please Send Your used Rolodex Cards to the Muppet Wish Foundation’: Folk Parody, Generic Sensibility, Literalization and Contemporary Legend.” 18-33.
Lindahl, Carl.
“The Re-Oralized Legends of Robert Mannyng’s Handlyng Synne.” 34-62.
Preston, Michael J.
“Never Talk to Strangers: Parental Warnings, Contemporary Legends, and Popular Fiction.” 63-72.
Kibbey, Ann.
“Who Incidented that Little Girl? Stories as Pollution Rites in the Ramsey Murder Case.” 73-108.
Preston, Cathy Lynn.
“Babysitting and the Man Upstairs: Negotiating the ‘Politics of Everyday Fear’.” 109-36.
Smith, Paul.
“Contemporary Legend on Film and Television: Some Observations.” 137-54.
Koven, Mikel J.
“Candyman can: Film and Ostentation.” 155-73.
Grider, Sylvia.
“The Haunted House in Literature, Popular Culture, and Tradition: A Consistent Image.” 174-204.

Volume 3 (2000)

Bennett, Gillian.
“Medical Aspects of the ‘Bosom Serpent’.” 1-26.
Arora, Shirley L.
“Hear and Tell: Children and the Llorona.” 27-44.
Schmidt, Sigrid.
“Coffins on Cars-Three Namibian Adventures: Some Remarks on the Relationship of Contemporary Legends and Jests.” 45-63.
Smith, Alan W.
“The Sinister Submarine as a Motif in Contemporary Legend and Popular Imagination.” 64-82.
Erisman, Wendy.
“Genealogy of a Witch-Hunt: Satanism, Social Power, and the Society for Creative Anachronism.” 83-107.
Gabbert, Lisa.
“Religious Belief and Everyday Knowledge: A Functional Analysis of the Legend Dialectic.” 108-26.
Thomas, Jeannie B.
“Stone Angels, Naked Mourners, and various Virgins: Statues, Legends and the Gendering of Intimacy.” 127-60.
Wycoff, Donna L.
“‘it has all the Earmarks …’: Spotting Contemporary Legends Early; Predicting their Course.” 161-83.

Volume 4 (2001)

Koven, Mikel J.
“‘Buzz Off!’: The Killer Bee Movie as Modern Belief Narrative.” 1-19.
Everett, Holly, and Peter Narváez.
“‘Me and the Devil’: Legends of Niccolo Paganini and Robert Johnson.” 20-47.
Ashton, John.
“Ecotypes, Etiology and Contemporary Legend: The ‘Webber’ Cycle in Western Newfoundland.” 48-60.
Winniford, Lee.
“Examining the Legendary Base for the Telephone Road Subculture’s Personal Experience Narratives.” 61-73.
Ellis, Bill.
“Hæc in Sua Parochia Accidisse Dixit: The Rhetoric of 15th Century Contemporary Legends.” 74-92.
Henken, Elissa R.
“Contemporary Legend in the Works of Gerald of Wales.” 93-107.
McIntyre, Lynn, et al.
“Origin Stories from Children’s Feeding Programs in Atlantic Canada: Heart-Wrenching Tales of Contemporary Legends?” 108-25.
Barnes, Daniel, and Paul Smith.
“The Contemporary Legend in Literature-Towards an Annotated Checklist, Part 4: The Bosom Serpent.” 126-49.

Volume 5 (2002)

Tye, Diane.
“Tales of Whose Village? Legend as Female Countermemory.” 1-23.
Lawless, Elaine.
“The Monster in the House: Legend Characteristics of the ‘Cycles of Violence’ Narrative Prototype.” 24-49.
Hiscock, Philip.
“Legend and Blason Populaire in Three Newfoundland Treasure Songs.” 50-66.
Clarke, David.
“Phantom Helicopters: A Rumor-Generated Visual Epidemic.” 67-91.
Sivier, David J.
“Empires of Fear: Vampirism, Colonialism and the Stolen Body Parts Panic.” 92-113.
Koven, Mikel J.
“Filming Legends: A Revised Typology.” 114-35.
Burger, Peter.
“Contemporary Legends in the Short Stories of Roald Dahl.” 136-58.

Volume 6 (2003)

Fraser, Joy.
“‘Gie Her a Haggis!’: Haggis as Food, Legend and Popular Culture.” 1-43.
Brodie, Ian.
“The Insight Legend.” 44-88.
Bodner, John.
“Cherry Beach Express: Rumor and Contemporary Legend among a Homeless Youth Community in Downtown Toronto.” 89-118.
Frank, Russell.
“‘Worth a Thousand Words’: The Photographic Urban Legend and the Illustrated Urban Legend.” 119-45.
Burke, Carol.
“Soldiers Real and Imagined and the Stories they Tell.” 146-56.
Hiscock, Philip.
“Takes on Texts: Readings of Local Legends.” 157-73.

Volume 7 (2004)

Baldwin, Karen.
“When folk art worlds collide: Vollis Simpson’s giant whirligigs and the dark legend of ‘Acid Park’.” 1-43.
Milspaw, Yvonne.
“Ghosts and grave offerings: Legends from South Central Pennsylvania: A case study in the intersection of stories and stone.” 44-66.
Prizer, Tim.
“‘Shame old roads can’t talk’: Narrative, experience, and belief in framing legend-trips as performance.” 67-97.
Tucker, Elizabeth.
“Marbles on the ceiling: Emerging campus legends.” 98-111.
Bruce, Alexander M.
“Building community: The folklore of physical space at Florida Southern College.” 112-136.
Preston, Cathy Lynn.
“University campus legends: Student tactics and habitable spaces.” 137-171.

Volume 8 (2005)

Weber, Dana.
“Why Dracula cannot die: The invention of a media-legend.” 1-27.
Mollegaard, Kirsten.
“The fairy-tale paradigm: Contemporary legend on Hans Christian Andersen’s parentage.” 28-46.
Pettitt, Tom.
“Body and environment in the contemporary legend: Articulation vs. containment.” 47-66.
Cameron, Sarah.
“Japanese horror cinema – real and imagined folklore and representations of women in Ju-on: The Grudge and Ring.” 67-93.
Peretti, Daniel.
“Ghost stories and a pinecone tree: The coordination of belief, narrative, and material culture.” 94-120.

Volume 9 (2006)

Armitage, Marc.
“‘All About Mary’: Children’s use of the toilet ghost story as a mechanism for dealing with fear. But fear of what?” 1-27.
Clarke, David.
“Unmasking Spring-heeled Jack: A case study of a 19th century ghost panic.” 28-52.
Gomez-Galisteo, M. Carmen.
“Beware! This is a ghost-free ghost story: Revisiting the New England folklore in Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark.” 53-68.
Cowdell, Paul.
“‘You saw the ghost, didn’t you? There’s someone wants to ask you about it’: Occupational ghostlore, narrative, and belief. 69-82.
Compora, Daniel P.
“Ghostly attractions: The ghostlore of television, college campuses and tourism.” 83-95.
McNeill, Lynne S.
“Contemporary ghost hunting and the relationship between proof and experience.” 96-110.

Volume 10 (2007)

Ellis, Bill.
“The roots of ‘Perspectives on Contemporary Legend’: The 1960 Rhodes-Livingston Institute Conference, ‘Myth in Modern Africa.” 1-37.
Main, David and Sandy Hobbs.
“The substitute personal experience narrative in contemporary legends.” 38-51.
Anderson, Seonaid.
“Gassed and robbed: An emerging motif?” 52-73.
Milspaw, Yvonne J.
“TMI-2: Elements in the discourse on disaster.” 74-93.
Meder, Theo.
“The Hunt for Winnie the Puma: Wild animals in a civilized Dutch environment.” 94-127.

Third Series (2011-)

Volume 1 (2011)

Conn, Joel.
“A Pocahontas by any other name: A legend regarding naming from Scotland.”  1-28.
Ware, Carolyn.
“Rabid cows and undead dogs: Storytelling in veterinary medicine.” 29-43.
Tucker, Elizabeth.
“‘LMAO—that wasnt [sic] even scary’: Comments on legend-related performances on YouTube.” 44-57.
Rouhier-Willouighby, Jeanmarie and Vera Kuznetsova.
“Riussian Folk Legends on Noah and the Flood.” 58-94.
Fugarino, Virginia S.
“I (don’t) like Ike: Post-hurricane legends and anti-legends in electronic discussion.” 95-118.
De Vos, Gail.
“A meeting with the devil at the crossroads: A contemporary legend?” 119-159.
Beetstra, Tjalling. A.
“The legendary character of satanic ritual abuse in dispute.” 160-177.

Volume 2 (2012)

Bronner, Simon J.

“”Sort of a hero”: Jack Fassig and the Strongman Theme in American Legendry.” 1-26.

Trauth Taylor, Kathryn

“Ghost Legends and Memorate of Urban Northern Kentucky.” 27-43.

MacGregor, Robert

“Chocolate as an Aphrodisiac: Are Green M&M’s Randy Candy?.” 44-56.

Wilson, Anika

“Threating the Government Disease: AIDS Conspiracy Rumors, the Government of Malawi, and the Rhetoric of Accountability.” 57-84.

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