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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Gary Butler

Media & Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   gbutler@yorku.ca
Phone Number  

(416) 736-5158 or (416) 736-2100, ext. 44090

Office Location   McLaughlin College 030
Office Hours   TBA


Education

 

Biography

 

Research Interests

Ethnography of communication; discourse analysis; narratology & folkloristics; oral communication as performance; projects on French-Canadian (Acadian) oral culture; African Caribbean oral culture in Toronto.

Selected Publications

"Personal Experience Narratives and the Social Construction of Meaning in Confrontational Discourse" In Peter Narvaez, ed., New Perspectives in Canadian Folklore. 1997 (Special Issue, Journal of American Folklore).

Editor. "Contemporary Cultural Discourses: An Anthology". Special Issue, 1996, Canadian Folklore canadien 18:1.

"Introduction: Contemporary Cultural Discourses" Canadian Folklore canadien. 1996,18.1:5-12.

"Oral Narrative as an Index of Cultural Resistance in Toronto's Caribbean Community" Canadian Folklore canadien,1996,18. 1:71-94.

"'Spare Any Change?': Power and Discourse in Toronto's Panhandling Subculture" Canadian Folklore canadien, 1996,18.1:13-26. (With Karen Warner).

Histoire et traditions orales des Franco-Acadiens de Terre-Neuve. Quebec: Editions du Septentrion, 1995 (Nouveaux Cahiers du CELAT), 1995.

"Beyond the Text: The Importance of Cognitive Expansion in Folkloristic analysis" In G. Thomas and J.D. Widdowson, eds., Studies in Newfoundland Folklore: Community and Process. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1991, pp. 215-226.

"The lutin Tradition in French Newfoundland: Discourse and Belief" In Peter Narvaez, ed., The Good People: New Fairylore Studies. New York: Garland Publications, 1991, pp. 5-21.

Saying Isn't Believing: Conversation, Narrative and the Discourse of Belief in a French-Newfoundland Community. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1991 (Publications of the American Folklore Society [PAFS], New Series).

"Folk Belief in Newfoundland and Labrador" In The Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, Vol. II. Ed. Joseph R. Smallwood. St John's: Newfoundland Book Publishers (1967) Limited, 1984, pp. 244-46.

 

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