Tag Archives: American


Mudding

The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my mother/informant (SW). HS: So you had a high school tradition that you would like to elaborate upon, is that right? SW: So back in high school, when I was still living in Kansas there really wasn’t that much to do. Here in… Continue Reading »

Hitchhiking And Serial Killers In The U.S.

Informant’s Background: My informant, DK, is a undergraduate student at Arizona State University studying aerospace engineering. He lives in Tempe, Arizona. His family is American and he was born and raised in Arizona, where he has lived his entire life. Context: My informant, DK, and I are friends, after meeting online through a mutual friend… Continue Reading »

The Goat-Man Of Pope Lick Creek

Informant’s Background: My informant, AH, was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, but now lives in Los Angeles where she attends undergraduate study at USC. She is 21 years old. Context: The informant is a close friend and former roommate of mine. I asked her if she had any folklore from her hometown in Kentucky… Continue Reading »

The Rodeo Queen

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about our different hometowns. This folklore about a festival comes from a dinner where the house was sharing various stories from our childhood. ——————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “In my hometown, we had… Continue Reading »

Med Student’s First Coat

Main Description: RA: “One of the most exciting, I remember, things in medical school, other than graduation, is getting the white coat and stethoscope before beginning clinical rotations, the first time we’re allowed, as med students, to start practicing basic techniques on living people. These weren’t the long coats that go down to your feet,… Continue Reading »