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2018 Fife Folklore Honor Lecture

Dr. Kay Turner presents The Plentitude of the Ephemeral, or Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

In the age of the Nano-second, folklore studies claim a perspective on the critical importance of the short-lived, as observed in numerous traditional forms such as memorial altars, henna-painted Yemen brides, and evaporative moments, such as the traces left by marginalized queer encounters or the reformulation in art of Mormon legend by local Provo artist Bryan Hutchison.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / 1:30pm

David B. Haight Alumni Center

Reception to follow

Dr. Kay Turner is a folklorist and artist working across disciplines including writing, music, performance, and folklore. She is adjunct professor in Performance Studies at NYU. Her books include Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars and Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms.

This year's Fife Folklore Honor Lecture is sponsored by the USU Folklore Program, Department of English, Fife Folklore Archives/USU Libraries