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Elissa R. Henken

Professor
Retired

Contact Info

Office:
Park Hall 328

(Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987), Professor, works in folklore and Celtic studies. She is the Author of Traditions of the Welsh Saints (Brewer, 1987), The Welsh Saints: A Study in Patterned Lives (Brewer, 1991), National Redeemer: Owain Glyndwr in Welsh Tradition (Wales and Cornell, 1996), and co-author of Did You Hear about the Girl Who...?: Contemporary Legends, Folklore, and Human Sexuality (New York, 2000). With special interest in legendry, nationalism, and stereotyping, she also researches and writes on Jewish folklore and American folklore topics such as Sherman in Georgia, Frank Lloyd Wright, and women's health.

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