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Research Profile

  • Scottish Literature and Culture
  • Orality and Cultural Memory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Romantic and Victorian Studies
  • Poetry
  • Narratology
  • Teenage Fiction
  • The Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

 

Current Research Activities

2011-2014 DFG/AHRC Project: Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (3 vols; 1802-03) as focus for literary, musical, historical, critical and cultural analysis” Principal investigator – British Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz and Celtic and Scottish Studies, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Project Website: www.walterscott.eu

Selected Publications

Monographs / Academic Editions

[2014]

, ed. The Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, [April 2014].Vol. 1: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Complete First Edition, 1802. Vol. 2: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Second Edition, 1803, and Later Editions, 1806, 1810, 1812. Vol. 3: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Sources and Commentary.

2012  

and Ute Ritzenhofen, Guest Editors. English Betrifft UnsAktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. EBU Special: The Caribbean. No 6. December 2012. [32pp.]

2011  

The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs Brown of Falkland. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer for the Scottish Text Society, 2011. [ISBN 978-1-89797-632-6; 354pp.]

2011

Diane Samuels, Kindertransport. A Play in Two Acts. With Personal Accounts of the Kindertransport and an Interview with the Author. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts and Ute Ritzenhofen. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2011. [ISBN 978-3-15-019805-6; 176p]

2006  

Kulturnarratologie: Die Geschichte einer Geschichte. MUSE 10. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. [ISBN 978-3-88476-882-2; ix; 558pp]

Edited Volumes (14)

2013 

, Klaus Peter Müller and Bernhard Reitz, eds. Sotland’s Cultural Identity and Standing. MUSE 7. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013. [234pp]

2012

(editorial assistant), Joseph Harris and Barbara Hillers, eds. Child’s Children: Ballad Study and Its Legacies. B·A·S·I·S 7. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012. [ISBN: 978-3-86821-424-6; x, 260pp]

2011

and Silvia Mergenthal (section editors). “Makkin Yer Voice Heard: Scotland after Devolution.” Anglistentag 2010 Saarbrücken Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 33-134.

2009

(editorial assistant) and James Porter. Genre – Conflict – Presence: Traditional Ballads in a Modernizing World. B·A·S·E 2. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009. [ISBN 978-3-86821-165-8; vii; 224pp]

2007

and Frances J. Fischer, eds. Emily Lyle: The Persistent Scholar. B·A·S·I·S 5. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. [ISBN 978-3-88476-995-9; xii; 291pp]

2007

and Dace Bula, eds. Singing the Nations: Herders Legacy. B·A·S·I·S 4. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. [ISBN 978-3-86821-018-7; ix; 360pp]

2006

, ed. History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz. MUSE 9. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. [ISBN 978-3-88476-881-5; ix; 388pp]

2006

, Paul Catteuw, Marc Jacobs, Eddy Tielemans, Katrin Van Effelterre, eds. Toplore: Stories and Songs. B·A·S·I·S 3. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. [ISBN 978-3-88476-864-8; xii; 317pp]

2006

and Roger deV. Renwick, eds. Ballad Mediations: Folksongs Recovered, Represented, and Reimagined. B·A·S·I·S 2. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. [ISBN 3-88476-819-0; xi; 200pp]

2004

(editorial assistant) and Isabelle Peere and Stefaan Top, eds. Ballads and Diversity: Perspec­tives on Gender, Ethos, Power and Play. B·A·S·I·S 1. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004. [ISBN 3-88476-691-0; xii; 271pp]

2000 

and Bernhard Reitz, eds. Anglistentag 1999 Mainz: Proceedings. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000. [ISBN 3-88476-438-1; ix, 558pp]

2000  

and Helga Stein, eds. Bridging the Cultural Divide: Our Common Ballad Heritage – Kulturelle Brücken Gemeinsame Balladentradition. Hildesheim: Olms, 2000. [ISBN 3-487-11016-4; 520pp]

1999  

and Tom Cheesman, eds. Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of F. J. Child. Second Revised Edition. Bern: Peter Lang, 1999. [ISBN 3-906761-67-3; 283pp]

1997 

and Tom Cheesman, eds. Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of F. J. Child. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997. [ISBN 3-906757-34-X; 283pp]

Edited Series (General Editor)

MUSE:

Mainz University Studies in English (since 2013)

Volume 16: Sandra Martina Schwab. Of Dragons, Knights, and Virgin Maidens (2013).

Volume 17: Peter Erlebach. The Assessment of the First Sentence in English Narrative Art (2013)

Volume 18: Scotland’s Cultural Identity and Standing (2013).

B·A·S·E:

Ballads and Songs – Engagements (since 2007)

James Porter, Genre, Conflict, Presence: Traditional Ballads in a Modernizing World. B·A·S·E 2. General Editor Sigrid Rieuwerts. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009.

Emily Lyle, Fairies and Folk: Approaches to the Scottish Ballad Tradition. B·A·S·E 1. General Editor Sigrid Rieuwerts. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007.

B·A·S·I·S:

Ballads and Songs ‑ International Studies (since 2004)

Volume 9 [for 2014] in cooperation with Louis Grijp, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam [forthcoming]

Volume 8 (2012) in cooperation with Tom McKean, Elphinestone Institute, University of Aberdeen: Songs of People on The Move.

Volume 7 (2012) in cooperation with Joseph Harris and Barbara Hillers, Harvard University: Child’s Children.

Volume 6 (2010): with Eckhart John and Tobias Widmaier, Deutsches Volksliedarchiv in Freiburg/Breisgau: From “Wunder­horn” to the Internet.

Volume 5 (2007): Emily Lyle: The Persistent Scholar. Ed. Frances J. Fischer and Sigrid Rieuwerts.

Volume 4 (2007) in cooperation with Dace Bula, University of Latvia in Riga: Singing the Nations: Herders Legacy.

Volume 3 (2006) in cooperation with Marc Jacobs, Brüssel: Toplore: Stories and Songs.

Volume 2 (2005) in cooperation with the University of Texas: Ballad Mediations: Folksongs Recovered, Represented, and Reimagined.

Volume 1 (2004) in cooperation with the Vlaams Centrum voor Volkscultuur: Ballads and Diversity: Perspectives on Gender, Ethos, Power and Play.

Journals edited

1. - 19.

, David Atkinson et al. Folk Music Journal: The Journal of Traditional Song, Music & Dance 7.1 (1995); 7.2 (1996); 7.3 (1997); 7.4 (1998); 7.5 (1999); 8.1 (for 2001); 8.2 (for 2002); 8.3 (for 2003); 8.4 (for 2004); 8.5 (for 2005). 9.1 (for 2006); 9.2 (for 2007); 9.3 (for 2008); 9.4 (for 2009); 9.5 (for 2010); 10.1 (for 2011); 10.2 (for 2012); 10.3 (for 2013); 10.4 (for 2014)

20. – 26

, Jurij Fikfak, Ingrid Slavec Gradišnik et al. Traditiones 40.1-3 (2011); 41.1-3 (2012) Ljubljana: Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Articles (64)

2013 

“‘We are all becoming Scotish again’: (Cultural) Nationalism and Sir Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.” Scotland’s Cultural Identity and Standing. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts, Klaus Peter Müller and Bernhard Reitz. MUSE 7. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013. 125-38.

2013

, Klaus Peter Müller and Bernhard Reitz. “General Editors’ Preface.” Scotland’s Cultural Identity and Standing. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts, Klaus Peter Müller and Bernhard Reitz. MUSE 7. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013. Ix-x.

2012

“‘We are Britain!’ Culture and Ethnicity in Benjamin Zephaniah’s novels.” Children’s Literature in Second Language Education. Ed. Janice Bland and Christiane Lütge. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 129-37.

2012

“‘Riddum in me blood’: Eine Unterrichtssequenz zur Sprache und Kultur der Karibik.” English Betrifft UnsAktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. EBU Special: The Caribbean. Guest Editor: Sigrid Rieuwerts and Ute Ritzenhofen. 6 (2012): 19-23.

2012

“‘Independence has not failed Jamaica; Jamaicans have failed independence’: Der 50. Jahrestag der Unabhängigkeit Jamaikas im Englischunterricht.” English Betrifft UnsAktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. EBU Special: The Caribbean. Guest Editor: Sigrid Rieuwerts and Ute Ritzenhofen. 6 (2012): 12-18.

2012

“Vaira – my Latvian Ballad Friend.” Festschrift in Honour of the (Former) Latvian President Vaira Vikis-Freibergs. Riga, December 2012.

2012

“‘There are many Kinds of Gardening as of Poetry’ or, What Landscape and Literature have in Common.” Cosmos: The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society 28 (2012): 87-104.

2012 

“General Editor’s Preface.” Songs of People on the Move. Ed. Thomas A. McKean. B·A·S·I·S 8. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012. Vii.

2012

“To make a clean sweep of the whole field”: Harvard, Child, and the Ballads” Ed. Joseph Harris and Barbara Hillers. Child’s Children Ballad Study and Its Legacies. B·A·S·I·S 7. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012. 25-42.

2012

“General Editor’s Preface.” Child’s Children Ballad Study and Its Legacies. Eds. Joseph Harris and Barbara Hillers; Sigrid Rieuwerts (editorial assistant). B·A·S·I·S 7. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012. Vii-viii.

2012

“Es war einmal eine Geschichte . . . Walter Scott und die Brüder Grimm” Die Jerusalëmmer: Das Straßenmagazin aus dem Herzen Schleswig-Holsteins. Themenheft: Nächster Halt Volksent­scheid. Schottlands Weg zur Unabhängigkeit. 116 (Juli/August/September 2012): 24-25.

2012

and Jan Gobrecht. “ ‘Wir können uns trotzdem erheben / Und wieder jene Nation werden” – Schottland und Devolution.” Die Jerusalëmmer: Das Straßenmagazin aus dem Herzen Schleswig-Holsteins. Themenheft: Nächster Halt Volksent­scheid. Schottlands Weg zur Unabhängigkeit. 116 (Juli/August/September 2012): 8-11.

2012

“ ‘They Do Not Know What It Is Like for Us Young British People’: ‘Broken Britain’ and the Riots in August 2011.” English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. Themenheft: British Society 1 (2012): 24-29 + 2 Folien.

2011

“ ‘While we cannot change the past, we have chosen to change the future’— Eine Unterrichtseinheit zum Besuch der britischen Königin in Irland.” English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. Themenheft: Political Rhethoric 6 (2011): 1-6 + 2 Folien.

2011

“What to do with … folklore? What to do … with ballads? Revisiting ‘Mrs Brown of Falkland’”. Traditiones: Real and Virtual Spaces of Folklore Studies. Ed. Marija Klobčar and Ingrid Slavec Gradišnik. 40.3. Ljubljana: Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2011. 17-26.

2011

and Selvi Demir. “Diwali Festivities in the London Borough of Brent: A Focus for the British Asian Community.” English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. Themenheft: London 4 (2011): 1-9 + 1 Folie.

2011

“London Olympics 2012” English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. Themenheft: London 4 (2011): 19-24.

2011

and Silvia Mergenthal. “Makkin Yer Voice Heard: Scotland after Devolution Introduction.” Anglistentag 2010 Saarbrücken Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 35-37.

2011

“California Dreaming.” Themenheft: California. English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien. Themenheft: Britain and Europe 1 (2011): 1-8 + 1 Folie.

2010

“Poetry Jams and Poetry Slams: Learning (in) the Lessons from the Bay Area.” Themenheft: California. English Betrifft Uns: Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien 1 (2011): 9-19.

2010

“‘That Man to Man, the world o’er, shall brothers be’: Scotland in Europe and . . . yes, in the UK”. Themenheft: Britain and Europe. English Betrifft Uns Aktuelle Unterrichts­materialien 5 (2010): Extra 1-8.

2010

“Welcome to Europe: UK’s First Genuine Two-party Coalition in Modern History.” Themenheft: Britain and Europe. English Betrifft Uns: Aktuelle Unterrichtsmaterialien 5 (2010): 1-5 +2 Folien.

2009

“‘How do you like your Truth? . . . How do you like your Youth?’ Teaching Benjamin Zephaniah’s Teacher’s Dead.” Essays in Honour of Peter Erlebach and Thomas M. Stein. Ed. Bernhard Reitz. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009. 125-38.

2009 

“General Editor’s Preface.” Genre – Conflict – Presence: Traditional Ballads in a Modernizing World. by James Porter. B·A·S·E 2. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009. V-vi.

2007

“The Voice of the Scottish Muse on the Shores of the Frozen Baltic: Robert Jamieson, Sir Walter Scott and Riga.” Singing the Nations: Herders Legacy. Ed. Dace Bula and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 4. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. 47-56.

2007

and Dace Bula. “Introduction to Herder’s Legacy.” Singing the Nations: Herders Legacy. Ed. Dace Bula and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 4. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. 1-4.

2007

“Same Story – Different Fashion An Apology for Variants.” Emily Lyle: The Persistent Scholar. Ed. Frances J. Fisher and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 5. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. 241-57.

2007

and Frances J. Fischer. “I have beeen East, I have been West: Emily Lyle on the occasion of her seventy-fifth birthday.” Emily Lyle: The Persistent Scholar. Ed. Frances J. Fisher and Sigrid Rieuwerts. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. 1-4.

2007

“General Editor’s Preface.” Emily Lyle: The Persistent Scholar. Ed. Frances J. Fisher and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 5. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. I.

2007

“General Editor’s Preface.” Fairies and Folk: Approaches to the Scottish Ballad Tradition by Emily Lyle. B·A·S·E 1. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007. V-vi.

2006

“ ’Tis Sixty Years Since . . . : Bernhard Reitz – Vita Brevis.” History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts. MUSE 9. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. 3-6.

2006

“Editorial Note.” History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts. MUSE 9. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. V.

2006

“Vorwort.” Toplore: Stories and Songs. Ed. Paul Catteuw, Marc Jacobs, Sigrid Rieuwerts, Eddy Tielemans, Katrin Van Effelterre. B·A·S·I·S 3. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. Xi-xii.

2006

“Preface.” Ballad Mediations: Folksongs Recovered, Represented, and Reimagined. Ed. Roger deV. Renwick and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 2. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006. Ix-x.

2004 

“Child, Francis James (1825-1896).” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 23. Sept. 2004 <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/ article/57878>.

2004

“Reconstructing Women’s Repertoires: Elizabeth Cochrane Her Song Book and the Harris Manuscripts.” Ballads and Diversity: Perspec­tives on Gender, Ethos, Power and Play. Ed. Isabelle Peere, Stefaan Top and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 1. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004. 207-20.

2004

“General Editor’s Preface / Vorwort der Herausgeberin / Préface de l’Editrice Générale.” Ballads and Diversity: Perspectives on Gender, Ethos, Power and Play. Ed. Isabelle Peere, Stefaan Top and Sigrid Rieuwerts. B·A·S·I·S 1. Trier: WVT Wissen­schaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004. Vii-xiv.

2003

“The Ballad Society: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of English Ballad Studies.” Folksong: Tradition, Revival and Re-Creation. Ed. Ian Russell and David Atkinson. Aberdeen: The Elphinestone Institute, 2003. 29-41.

2003

“The Case against Peter Buchan.” The Flowering Thorn International Ballad Studies. Ed. Thomas A. McKean. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2003. 351-61.

2002

“Women as the chief preservers of traditional ballad poetry.” Folk Ballads, Ethics, Moral Issues. Ed. Gábor Barna and Ildikó Kríza. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2002. 149-59.

2002

“The Nearness of the Remote: ‘The Broom of the Cowdenknowes’ (Child 217) Revisited.” Estudos de Literatura Oral 7/8 (2002): 245-56.

2002

“Women as the chief preservers of traditional ballad poetry” Acta Ethnographica Hungarica 47 (2002): 149-59.

2001

“ ‘With no eyes to see:’ On the international aspect of the English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Ballad and Ballad Studies at the Turn of the Century. Ed. Nicolai Constantinescu. Bucharest: Editura Deliana, 2001. 205-12.

2000

“ ‘Anonymity Runs in Their Blood:’ Frauen und Dichtung im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert.” Frauen in Kultur und Gesellschaft: Ausgewählte Beiträge der 2. Fachtagung Frau-/Genderforschung in Rheinland-Pfalz. Ed. Renate von Bardeleben et al. Tübingen: Staufenburg Verlag, 2000. 149-59.

2000

and Bernhard Reitz. Preface. Anglistentag 1999 Mainz: Proceedings. Ed. Bernhard Reitz and Sigrid Rieuwerts. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000. Vii-ix.

2000

“Building up Libraries: F. J. Child and German Philology.” Bridging the Cultural Divide: Our Common Ballad Heritage — Kulturelle Brücken Gemeinsame Balladentradition. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts and Helga Stein. Hildesheim: Olms, 2000. 389-402.

2000

“Of Dragons and Bridges: An Introduction,” Bridging the Cultural Divide: Our Common Ballad Heritage — Kulturelle Brücken Gemeinsame Balladen­tradition. Ed. Sigrid Rieuwerts and Helga Stein. Hildesheim: Olms, 2000. 13-26.

1999

“Sacraments and Sarifices: On David Hare’s Racing Demon.” Race and Religion in Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English. Ed. Bernhard Reitz. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999. 23-32.

1999

“Allan Ramsay and the Scottish Ballads.” Aberdeen University Review 58.1, No. 201 (Spring 1999): 29-41.

1999

“ ‘It is mainly through women everywhere …’: Zur Tradierung von englisch-schottischen Volksballaden durch Frauen.” Gender – Culture – Poetics: Zur Geschlechterforschung in der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft – Festschrift für Natascha Würzbach. Ed. Andrea Gutenberg and Ralf Schneider. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999. 473-83.

1998

“Percy, Thomas.” Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Ed. Mary Ellen Brown and Bruce Rosenberg. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 1998. 495-97.

1998

“Child, Francis James.” Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Ed. Mary Ellen Brown and Bruce Rosenberg. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 1998: 120-22.

1997

and Tom Cheesman. “Introduction Child Who?” Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of F. J. Child. Ed. Tom Cheesman and Sigrid Rieuwerts. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997. 9-18.

1997

and Tom Cheesman. Preface. Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of F. J. Child. Ed. Tom Cheesman and Sigrid Rieuwerts. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997. 5-6.

1997

“In Memoriam: Francis James Child (1825-1896).” Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of F. J. Child. Ed. Tom Cheesman and Sigrid Rieuwerts. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997. 19-27.

1996

“The Folk-Ballad: The Illegitimate Child of the Popular Ballad.” Journal of Folklore Research 33.3 (1996): 221-26.

1995

“Boundaries of Cultural Experience in Ballads: Singer and Scholar.” Ballads and Boundaries: Narrative Singing in an Intercultural Context. Ed. James Porter. University of California, Los Angeles: Department of Ethnomusicology & Systematic Musicology, 1995. 374-76.

1995

“From Percy to Child: The Popular Ballad as ‘A distinct and very important species of poetry.’” Ballads and Boundaries: Narrative Singing in an Intercultural Context. Ed. James Porter. University of California, Los Angeles: Department of Ethnomusicology & Systematic Musicology, 1995. 13-20.

1994

“ ‘The Genuine Ballads of the People’: F. J. Child and the Ballad Cause.” Journal of Folklore Research 31 (1994): 1-34.

1993

“Field-Collecting of English and Scottish Popular Ballads: A Researcher’s Point of View.” The Stockholm Ballad Conference 1991: Proceedings of the 21st International Ballad Conference, August 19-22, 1991. Ed. Bengt R. Jonsson (Skrifter Utgivna av Svenskt Visarkiv 12). Stockholm: Svenskt Visarkiv, 1993. 237-46.

1993

“ ‘Geweiht dem Nein meiner Sehnsucht’: Zu Paul Celans Gedicht ‘Vor einer Kerze.’” Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 26.2 (1993): 97-112.

1992

“Field-Collecting of English and Scottish Popular Ballads: A Researcher’s Point of View.” ARV: Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore 48 (1992): 237-46.

1991

“The Elephant and His Friends: A note on the use of German animal expressions.” Language Learning Journal 1.3 (1991): 54.

1991

“The Historical Moorings of ‘The Gypsy Laddie’: Johnny Faa and Lady Cassillis.” The Ballad and Oral Literature. Harvard English Studies 17. Ed. Joseph Harris. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. 78-96.

Reviews (20)

2013 

Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year. By Sarah Hannant.” Folk Music Journal 10.3 (for 2013): 406-07.

2011  

“David Almond, My Name is Mina.InterJuli – Internationale Jugendliteratur 1 (2011): 86-88.

2011

and Vera Wilkins. “Sookin Berries: Tales of Scottish Travellers by Jess Smith and Pilgrims of the Mist: The Stories of Scotland’s Travelling People by Sheila Stewart.” Folk Music Journal 10.1 (for 2011): 152-54.

2009

and Frauke Jung. “Scottish Travelling People and their Songs and Ballads: Elizabeth Stewart – Binnorrie, Songs, Ballads and Tunes. Elphinestone Institute, University of Aberdeen, 2004. EICD002. Traveller Traditions of North-East Scotland No. 1. <www.abdn.ac.uk/ephinestone/> –– In Memory of Lizzie Higgins – 1929-1993. Musical Traditions Records, 2006. MTCD 37-8. <www.mtrecords.co.uk>.” Folk Music Journal 9.4 (for 2009).

2009

“The Ballads and Tunes of the Harris Sisters: Lyle, Emily, Kaye McAlpine and Anne Dhu McLucas, ed. The Song Repertoire of Amelia and Jane Harris. Edinburgh: The Scottish Text Society, 2002. –– Katherine Campbell. The Songs of Amelia and Jane Harris. Scots Songs And Ballads From Perthshire Tradition. Springthyme Records, 2004. SPRCD 1041. <www.springthyme.co.uk>.” Folk Music Journal 9.4 (for 2009).

2005

The Ballad in Scottish History. Ed. Edward J. Cowan. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2000.” Folk Music Journal 8.5 (for 2005): 653-54.

2005

and Lena Steveker. “Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Round. A Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.” Folk Music Journal 8.5 (for 2005): 670-72.

2005

“Gavin Greig, “The Subject of Folksong”: Collected Writings on Scottish Folk Song.” Ed. Stephen Miller. Isle of Man Chiollagh Books, 2000.” — “The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection. Ed. Patrick Shuldham-Shaw, Emily Lyle et al. Volumes 7 & 8. Aberdeen: Mercat Press, 2002.” Folk Music Journal 8.5 (for 2005): 642-45.

2002

“Honko, Lauri, ed. Thick Corpus, Organic Variation and Textuality in Oral Tradition. Studia Fennica Folkloristica 7. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2000.” Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung: Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture 47 (2002): 280-83.

1999

“Ives, Edward. The Bonny Earl of Murray: The Man. The Murder. The Ballad.” Journal of Folklore Research 36.1 (1999): 90-91.

1998

“Toelken, Barre. Morning Dew and Roses: Nuances, Metaphor, and Meaning in Folksongs.” Journal of Folklore Research 35.2 (1998): 164-66.

1997

The Anglo-American Ballad: A Folklore Casebook. Ed. Dianne Dugaw. New York: Garland, 1995.” Journal of Folklore Research 34/2 (1997): 167-69.

1997

“Cheesman, Tom. The Shocking Ballad Picture Show.” Journal of Folklore Research 34.1 (1997): 73-75.

1996  

Images, Identities and Ideologies. Ed. John M. Kirk and Colin Neilands. Enfield Lock: Hisarlik Press, 1994.” Folk Music Journal 7.2 (1996): 234-35.

1996

Motif Index of the Child Corpus: The English and Scottish Popular Ballad. Ed. Natascha Würzbach and Simone M. Salz. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1995.” Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung 41 (1996): 182-84.

1993

Recent Ballad Research: Proceedings of the 19th International Folk Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung of the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore. Hosted by the Deutsches Volksliedarchiv, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 1-6 May 1989. Ed. Tom Cheesman. 2 vols. Folklore Society Library Publications 4 and 5. London: Folklore Society, 1990. — Gerald Porter, Singing the Changes: Variation in Four Traditional Ballads. Umeå Papers in English 14. Umeå: Umeå University, 1991.” Folk Music Journal 6.4 (1993): 527-29.

1992  

“Tim Murphey, Song and Music in Language Learning: An Analysis of Pop Song Lyrics and the Use of Song and Music in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Bern: Lang, 1990.” Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung 37 (1992): 148-49.

 

 

Software / Website

 

  • 2013    , Kaye McAlpine, et al. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Educational
    Website – see <http://walterscott.eu/education/>
  • 1993    and Hans Rieuwerts. CALL Software: CROSSWORD (CTI-Centre for Modern Languages (University of Hull): ReCALL Software Guide No. 3, 1993).BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A powerful authoring program that automatically generates crosswords from a list of up to 100 words and clues, entered interactively or read from an ASCII file. The program is menu-driven, user-friendly and provides on-line help. The crossword puzzles (max. 38 by 38 boxes) can easily be created, modified, stored and printed – with empty (for student) or filled boxes (for
    teacher).
  • 1993    and Hans Rieuwerts. CALL Software: FLASHWORD (CTI-Centre for Modern Languages (University of Hull): ReCALL Software Guide No. 3, 1993). BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A program to be used by students to improve their vocabulary by repeated presentation of words – based on the flashcard principle – until they are familiar. The teacher has the option of giving the word in context, asking the student for the spelling or for an example sentence or phrase. The program can read ASCII files (max. 100 words per file) or use the wordlists produced by CROSSWORD.

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