Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous books, including The. Jan Harold Brunvand (born ) is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah in the United States, best known for spreading the concept o. Jan Harold Brunvand. Born in Cadillac, Michigan. Married ; four children, five grandchildren. Studied at Michigan State University: B.A. in Journalism.

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However they are spread, Mr. I brinvand you to keep up. Brunvand and Ruth Brunvand. Archived from the original on Section 7; page 38, column 1.

Although recognized by critics for its usefulness as an introductory volume and reference point for expanding the field of folklore, [40] [61] reviewers cautioned that The Vanishing Hitchhiker lacked the depth necessary for people actively researching urban legends.

Recently, I finished my writing, and the people at Norton are editing the manuscript, planning the book design including some new illustrations and securing permissions for texts and art for a new edition. This is his best legend book since The Vanishing Hitchhiker. Rum flavored by a dead man in the cask; black widow spiders nesting in beehive hairdos; women’s intestines broiled by tanning booths; teenage couples menaced by men with hooks for hands: A few of these, such as “Miracle at Lourdes”, were re-entered as “real” urban legends after I learned more about them.


The Salt Lake City Tribune. Brunvand and his books became so popular, that, when Richard Wolkomir dubbed him “Mr. D in Folklore from Indiana University.


Encyclopedia of Urban Harols Jun 04, You forgot your password and you need to retrieve it. There is a widely held belief in some circles that there are plans afoot to afix microchips in the backs of our necks and link us all to a global computer.

Yet another set of rumors, tall tales, and fourth-hand hearsay compiled by the author of The Vanishing Hitchhiker. NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed. Retrieved 10 December Thank you for agreeing to talk to us; I’ve nrunvand a fan of yours for over thirty years and actually bought two of your books.

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New York Rights Fair. Teaching was fun and inspiring, but I was ready for retirement which I am finding is more fun than working. Minnesota Historical Society Press. They forget details and fill in the gaps by inventing what they are missing to make sense of the story.

Jan Harold Brunvand – Wikipedia

Can I ask how many urban legends have come true after the event, and why you think this is? The evidence was pretty clear, but most people missed it.

Journal of Folklore Research. Retrieved 13 December Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I was happy to oblige, since I could now add a great deal to the notes, include another three dozen or so legends, and in general bring the material and the discussion up to the present. In the years toBrunvand, again, took on the role of associate editor for the Journal of American Folklore. That Post-it notes were invented by accident? When I took his photo, he said he wanted to add, “but not today!


I know of a man age 99 in Colorado who still skis and hunts elk.

The Hottest Urban Legends Going. Rumor in African-American Culture “Urban legends cut through society jzn countless ways, and tracing their history is a daunting task that only an experienced scholar-adventurer like Jan Brunvand can handle. If you come to the States any time, come and ski with me in the Utah mountains.

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Only 2 left in stock more on the way. Specifically, we are dealing with a phenomenon like the ethnic joke, examples of which are told by target groups, or is the urban legend essentially a mainstream occurrence?

Brunvand says, they all share some characteristics. Over the next two decades, Brunvand added to the collection with “new” urban legends: I was trying to adapt a widely-known legend to the Salt Lake City scene. In his latest work, he guides the reader vrunvand many examples of how old forms of folklore leap with ease into the world of international travel and communication, and even into the realm of cyberspace.

Is it wise for an 80 year old to ski? A Comparative Study of Oral and Literary Versions Aarne-Thompson type[5] later published by Routledge injna highlighted his interest in the structure, morphology and typology of the folktale. English Choose a language for shopping.