Here is an assortment of questions, essays, guides, links, and even a short story that will hopefully enlighten and inspire, or at least help you along the way.
List of Folklore Programs in the U.S.
These are provided in alphabetical order. If you know of others I should list here, please feel free to contact me at the address listed at the bottom of this page.
SurLaLune does not endorse one particular program. I recommend that you research each for yourself and contact the departments to learn if a program will best suit your needs and desires.
George Mason University - Folklore
Harvard University - Folklore and Mythology Program
Indiana University, Bloomington - The Folklore Institute
Ohio State University - Center for Folklore Studies
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Folklore
University of California, LA - Folklore and Mythology Department
University of Louisiana, Lafayette - Folklore Studies
University of North Carolina - Curriculum in Folklore
University of Oregon - Folklore Program
University of Pennsylvania - Folklore & Folklife Program RECENTLY DISCONTINUED
University Of Texas At Austin - Graduate Concentration in Folklore and Public Culture within the Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin - Folklore Program
Utah State University - Department of English: Folklore Program
Western Kentucky University - Program in Folk Studies
List of Folklore Programs in the Canada
Memorial University - Graduate Studies in Folklore
The University of British Columbia - Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Children's Literature (several students choose a folklore and fairy tale emphasis)
Discussion Board Archives
January 2001: Now THIS is magic ...
February 2001: Forums/Writing
April 2001: How to talk about our work...
December 2001: Graduate programs in fairy tales
June 2002: Careers available...
December 2002: Review in the New Yorker
December 2002: Scholarships and Studentships
August 2004: Graduate Studies
September 2004: Graduate schools
May 2005: Folklore in grad school
Marvels and Tales
I highly recommend the biannual Marvels and Tales journal for any students of folklore.