Presented by Dr. Gerald L. Pocius
Friday, October 23 @ 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Gerald L. Pocius is a University Research Professor in the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. His book on the landscapes and spaces of one Newfoundland community, A Place to Belong (1991, 2000) won the Chicago Folklore Prize, and the Cummings Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. His other books include Textile Traditions of Eastern Newfoundland (1979) and Saint-Pierre et Miquelon: Architecture et habitat (2006) (a study of vernacular architecture in St-Pierre and Miquelon). For his contribution to Folklore scholarship, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2008.