Diane Tye, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Associate Professor Folklore St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador dtye@mun.ca Office: (709) 864-4457

Bio/Research

Diane Tye works across a number of folklore genres, including foodways, custom and narrative; she regularly teaches courses in research methodology. She has published on subjects from bachelorette parties to Christmas mummering, contemporary legend and cultural understandings of regionally iconic...

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Bio/Research

Diane Tye works across a number of folklore genres, including foodways, custom and narrative; she regularly teaches courses in research methodology. She has published on subjects from bachelorette parties to Christmas mummering, contemporary legend and cultural understandings of regionally iconic foods like molasses and home-baked bread. Most of her research has been located in Atlantic Canada and much of it centres on the uses women make of folklore in their everyday lives. Her book, Baking as Biography. A Life Story on Recipes (McGill Queen's University Press, 2010), was awarded the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Book Prize by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS).

Dr. Tye is co-editor of Digest, the online the journal of the Foodways Section of AFS and is a past president of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada.


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