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About Jan Harold Brunvand. 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 of the urban legend, or modern folklore. Before his work, folk tales were associated with ancient times or rural cultures; Brunvand's breakthrough was to take concepts developed in the academic study of traditional folktales and apply them to stori 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 of the urban legend, or modern folklore.
Before his work, folk tales were associated with ancient times or rural cultures; Brunvand's breakthrough was to take concepts developed in the academic study of traditional folktales and apply them to stories circulating in the modern world. Brunvand is the author of several well-known books on the topic of urban legends, starting with The Vanishing Hitchhiker in This book brought urban legends to popular attention in the United States.
He also edited the one-volume American Folklore: An Encyclopedia , as well as several textbooks. Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Brunvand received a Ph.
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He taught at several U. He retired in , but remains a popular speaker and writer; he gave the keynote address at the meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society, of which he is a longtime member. Books by Jan Harold Brunvand.
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Trivia About The Mexican Pet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Skip to content Skip to search. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Check copyright status Cite this Title The Mexican pet: Author Brunvand, Jan Harold. Physical Description p. Subjects Urban folklore -- United States. Legends -- United States. Legends -- United States -- History and criticism.
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