Publications

July, 2008. “Visiting Vampires in the Big Easy” – DVD Documentary Film (NTSC, PAL). Joseph-Witham, Renzone.

 

May 2006.  “UFO’s in Derbyshire” – DVD Documentary Film (NTSC,PAL).  Joseph-Witham, Renzone

 

2005.  “Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews,” in Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Theory.  Ed. Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen.  New York:  Prentice-Hall (forthcoming).

 

Winter, 2005.  “Hell House,” (film review), in Journal of American Folklore .

 

Jan. 2000. “The Magical Harry Potter Controversy.”  AltaVista.com.shopping.

 

1997. Star Trek Fans and Costume Art. Jackson:  The University of Mississippi Press.

 

“Circus” in The Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions, ed. Donald Ward (forthcoming).

 

“Earring” in The Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions, ed. Donald Ward (forthcoming).

 

“Alien Images,” documentary video regarding the ‘gray’ alien presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2003.

 

“Understanding the Oral Narrative.”  Paper and video presented at the AICAD meeting in Sarasota, Florida in 2001.

 

“Futuristic Foodways In Film: The More the Galaxy Changes, the More it Stays the Same.”  Video and paper.  Presented at the American Folklore Society meeting, Portland, Oregon, 1998.

 

“Folk Art and Technology.” Paper presented at the Living Roots Conference for the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department, 1998.

 

“Salivating Customs, Concepts and Conundrums.” Paper presented at the California Folklore Society/Southwest Anthropological Association Meeting, Sacramento, 1998.

 

“The Rhetoric of Disbelief in a Community of Indian Jews.” Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Austin, Texas, 1997.

 

“Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews.” Paper presented at the California Folklore Society meeting, Santa Barbara, 1997.

 

“The Costume Art of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life,” Student Film winner for VITAS – a Folklore and Film Festival, at U.C.L.A., shown for the festival, March,1997.

 

“Scenes from the Jewish Body:  Jews with Tattoos.” Paper presented at the U.C.L.A. Jewish Folklore Conference, Feb. 10, 1997; and presented in a slightly altered form for the Armand Hammer Museum’s Teachers In-Service Day, Feb. 9, 1997.

 

“The Costume Art Of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life!” Video presented at the Standing Conference for Organizational Cultures, Los Angeles, 1996.

 

“The Costume Art Of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life!” Video presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1995.

 

“If it Happens, you Believe in it,”:  One Woman’s Lifetime of Belief and Practice.” Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Milwaukee, 1994.

 

“Magic in the Family:  The Role of Folk Beliefs in an Indian Jewish Community in Los Angeles.” Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, 1993.