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William A. Wilson

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Also Known As William A. (Bert) Wilson
Career William A. Wilson, Emeritus professor of English at BYU and past president of the Association for Mormon Letters, served as chair of the BYU English department and as director of the BYU Folklore Archives. He has also served as editor of Western Folklore and on the executive board of the American Folklore Society and president of the Utah Folklore Society. He has published widely on topics ranging from folklore and nationalism in Finland to the folklore of the Mormons.
Wilson directs the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and is former director of the Folklore Program at Utah State University, where he developed the annual Fife Folklore Conference. His research interests have taken him to Finland, the American West, and to his own Mormon culture.

Works by William A. Wilson
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The Study of Mormon Folklore
Utah Folklore and the Utah Librarian
The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore2006Criticism
Mormon Folklore: Grammer for a Discourse Community1998Criticism
Settlement Folk Ideas : Stories of the Mormons' Move West1998Criticism
Mormon Folklore: Cut From the Marrow of Everyday Experience1996Criticism
The Power of the Word1994Criticism
The Seriousness of Mormon Humor1985Criticism
Folklore in The Giant Joshua1979Criticism
Mormon Folklore1995Folklore Bibliography
In Praise of Ourselves: Stories to Tell1990Folklore
On Being Human: The Folklore of Mormon Missionaries1981Folklore
A Bibliography of Studies in Mormon Folklore1976Folklore Bibliography
The Paradox of Mormon Folklore1976Folklore
The Curse of Cain and Other Stories: Blacks in Mormon FolkloreFolklore
Folklore of Utah's Little ScandinaviaFolklore
Freeways, Parking Lots, and Ice Cream Stands: The Three Nephites in Contemporary SocietyFolklore
The Vanishing Hitchiker among the MormonsFolklore
[Review of] George Q. Cannon: A Biography by Davis Bitton2000Review
[Review of] Early Mormonism and the Magic World View by D. Michael Quinn1987Review
The Study of Mormon Folklore: An Uncertain Mirror for Truth1989Speech

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