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Verk av Chris Woodyard

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female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Beavercreek, OH, USA
Utbildning
The Ohio State University (BA, Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Yrken
author
editor
blogger
Organisationer
Costume Society of America
Fairy Investigation Society
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
Kort biografi
[from The Ohio State University website]
Chris Woodyard is an Ohio writer and historian. She received her BA degree with Honors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from The Ohio State University, where her emphasis was on art history. She is the author of nine books on Ohio ghost-lore, the Haunted Ohio series, as well as three volumes on historical ghost stories, and The Victorian Book of the Dead, a book on the popular and material culture of Victorian mourning and death. She has given presentations at the Costume Society of America on "The Woman in Black: Victorian Mourning as Criminal Disguise" and "Making Shrouds: Mode, Memory, and Memento Mori." Her chapter on Irish fairylore in the United States entitled “Changelings and Banshees: Irish America” was included in the 2018 book, Magical Folk: British & Irish Fairies 500 AD to the Present, edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook, (London: Gibson Square), a collection of essays on the regional fairy-lore of Britain and Ireland, with a look at how these beliefs translated to the United States. She is a member of the Costume Society of America, The Fairy Investigation Society, and the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.

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More tales of haunted Ohio. Ghosts in houses, cemeteries, the work place as well as haunted objects and more.
 
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ChrisWeir | 2 andra recensioner | Apr 27, 2024 |
Not sure if your youngster is ready for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Give 'em Spooky Ohio as a test run. Its illustrations are creepy but not as creepy as Gammell's in Scary Stories.

I appreciated Woodyard including notes about the stories at the end as well as a bibliography, so kids whose interest in folklore was piqued during reading, have other books to look up.
 
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flying_monkeys | Oct 5, 2019 |
Ghost story book that sometimes goes more into urban legend and folklore than ghost stories. Good book overall but did drag at some points. Broken into various sections such as houses, theaters, public spaces, cemeteries and the like.
 
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ChrisWeir | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 14, 2016 |
This book has a twist-it is mostly newspaper articles from Ohio newspapers published in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. The author inserts personal thoughts and brief explanations throughout the book which adds a modern day perspective. From ghosts and haunted houses to poltergeists that set fires, this book held my interest to the end. The flowery writing of reporters of the day can become a bit tedious at times but the views of that era they present were very interesting.
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wearylibrarian | May 26, 2013 |

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Verk
13
Medlemmar
653
Popularitet
#38,652
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
11
ISBN
14

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