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Jill Rudy

Associate Professor

4157 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602



Jill Terry Rudy teaches Introduction to Folklore; American Folklore; English 295: Writing Literary Criticism; English 495, senior seminar; and English 640, the graduate seminar in folklore. She encourages primary research in her courses, including interviewing and transcribing. She has served on the university Faculty Advisory Council, Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research, and as director of the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives. She also has been the book review editor for the Journal of American Folklore, the coordinator of the American Studies program at BYU, and currently is editor of The Folklore Historian. Professor Rudy has published articles in College EnglishJournal of American FolkloreJournal of Folklore Research, and Western Folklore. She edited Marrow of Human Experience: Essays in Folklore, by William A. “Bert” Wilson, and Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television, co-edited with Pauline Greenhill. Her research interests are in fairy tale studies and media, the history of folklore and English studies; foodways; personal narrative; and family folklore. She directs a Mentored Environment Grant on Fairy Tales and Television, a digital humanities project that includes a searchable database:


PhD, Indiana, 1997


Folklore, Fairy Tale Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Humanities, Public Humanities

Research Interests

Folk narrative including fairy-tale studies, intermediality, North American Indian tales, indigenous studies, adaptation studies, nineteenth-century British and American tales.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Folklore, American Folklore, writing literary criticism, fairy-tale seminars, Myth, Legend, Folktale

Courses Taught