In the age of the Nano-second, folklore studies claim a perspective on the critical importance of the short-lived, as observed in numerous traditional forms such as memorial altars, henna-painted Yemen brides, and evaporative moments, such as the traces left by marginalized queer encounters or the reformulation in art of Mormon legend by local Provo artist Bryan Hutchison.
Dr. Kay Turner is a folklorist and artist working across disciplines including writing, music, performance, and folklore. She is adjunct professor in Performance Studies at NYU. Her books include Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars and Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms.
She will speak Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 p.m. in the USU David B. Haight Alumni Center on "The Plentitude of the Ephemeral, or Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control."