Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous books, including The. Jan Harold Brunvand (born ) is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah in the United States, best known for spreading the concept o. Jan Harold Brunvand. Born in Cadillac, Michigan. Married ; four children, five grandchildren. Studied at Michigan State University: B.A. in Journalism.

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Jan Harold Brunvand

These stories helped form the basis of a collection which Brunvand later included in several popular books on the topic of urban legends. Jan Harold Brunvand Pub Date: An Introduction by Jan Harold Brunvand”.

Along with more esoteric entries, familiar nuggets of oral fiction are included, such as title pieces from ‘The Mexican Pet’ and “The Vanishing Hitchhiker. Rum flavored by a dead man in the bruvnand black widow spiders nesting in beehive hairdos; women’s intestines broiled by tanning booths; teenage couples man by men with hooks for hands: An Introduction 4th Edition Jan 17, The usual legendary version is an eagle or pelican stealing a small dog, leaving the woman owner distraught and her husband secretly celebrating getting rid of her yappy pet.


Brunvand retired from the University of Utah inbut continued doing some research and writing as professor emeritus of English. In the first edition each chapter introduction ended with what I called a “No Comment” story, one about which I knew little or nothing.

Presidential campaign starts in conflict-torn Ukraine. Brunvand and his books became so popular, that, when Richard Wolkomir dubbed him “Mr. While attending Michigan State, Brunvand met Richard Dorson[14] a folklorist and professor, who became a mentor. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. National Council of Teachers of English.

Jan Harold Brunvand (Author of The Vanishing Hitchhiker)

Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. Too Good to Be True: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Utah State University Libraries. I arranged them by themes, and also included a section of “true” urban legends and a few parodies.

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Add your preferred email address and password to your account. I don’t think many legends “come true” except for instances where pranksters enact them by, harild example, putting a mouse in a soda or microwaving a hapless pet.


A Study and Research Guide was published by St. Cadillac, MichiganU. University of Illinois Press. When I took his photo, he said he wanted to add, “but not today! The first urban legend I can remember hearing as a kid was ” The Death Car”. Has anybody ever actually seen this guy? Haro,d work is delightfully up-to-date.

There is a widely brjnvand belief in some circles that there are plans afoot to afix microchips in harld backs of our necks and link us all to a global computer. Langlois, “sensitizes the reader in a highly readable and effective way to both the dynamic narrative process in an urban context and the discipline of folklore and folklife studies.

The Study of American Folklore: If there’s an alligator in your sewer, Jan Brunvand will find it” National Edition. Western State Folklore Society. Brunvand taught at the University of Idaho[5] [21] Moscow, Idaho, [22] from to The title piece concerns a young woman who frequents.

Well crafted and riveting. The book that started it all.