Stephen F. Austin State University

Ken Untiedt

Faculty

Ken Untiedt

Office Location: Rusk 108

Education:

Ph.D Texas Tech University
M.A. Texas Tech University
B.A. Texas Tech University

Research Interests:

Literature of the American West

Texas literature

Folklore

Publications:

Books for the Texas Folklore Society

Cowboys, Cops, Killers, and Ghosts: Legends and Lore in Texas. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LXIX, 2013

First Timers and Old Timers: The Texas Folklore Society Burns On. PTFS LXVIII, 2012

Hide, Horn, Fish, and Fowl: Texas Hunting and Fishing Lore. PTFS LXVII, 2011

Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009. PTFS LXVI, 2009

Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter. PTFS LXV, 2008

Folklore in Motion: Texas Travel Lore. PTFS LXIV, 2007

Folklore: In All of Us, In All We Do. PTFS LXIII, 2006

Inside the Classroom (and Out): How We Learn Through Folklore. PTFS LXII, 2005

Both Sides of the Border: A Scattering of Texas Folklore. PTFS LXI, 2004

Articles

"The Family Nature of the Texas Folklore Society." in Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009.

"The Texas Folklore Society: Preserving and Presenting Folklore for 100 Years." in East Texas Historical Journal, January 2009.

"The Lore of Death." Introduction to Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter. "

The Police Language: The Lore of Law Enforcement Communication in West Texas." in Folklore: In All of Us, In All We Do.

"Albert Benjamin Cunningham: Forgotten West Texas Writer." in The West Texas Historical Association Year Book. Volume LXXVIII, 2002.

"Gang Graffiti." in Between the Cracks of History: Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore. Ed. Francis E. Abernethy. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 1997.

Book Reviews

Cowboy's Lament: A Life on the Open Range. Frank Maynard (Edited and introduced by Jim Hoy). Great Plains Quarterly 31.4, 2011

Literary Austin, edited by Don Graham in West Texas Historical Association Year Book, 2008

Where I Come From, as Told to Bryan Woolley, edited by Bryan Woolley in the Sound Historian, 2005

Vocabulario Vaquero/Cowboy Talk: A Dictionary of Spanish Terms from the American West, edited by Robert N. Smead in WTHA Year Book, 2005

Monuments. Clay Reynolds. Texas Books in Review 20.3 & 4, 2000

Teaching:

Undergraduate Courses

American Literature Survey

Introduction to Poetry, Fiction, and Drama

Realism and Naturalism

Literature of Texas

The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel

Literature of the American West

Cormac McCarthy (a single-author course)

Technical Writing

Introduction to Folklore

Graduate Courses

The Westward Frontier

The Academic Novel

Dr. Untiedt is also the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society in the Rusk Building Room 108. The phone number is 936-468-4407.