Collection 0224 - Monica Jensen Ethnographic collection

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Monica Jensen Ethnographic collection

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    CA BMUFA 0224

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    • 1999-2005 (Creation)
      Jensen, Monica

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    17 cm of textual records
    9 audio cassettes
    61 colour photographs

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    Monica Kindraka Jensen holds graduate degrees in Art History, Comparative Literature, and a PhD in Folklore. She was a graduate student in the Ukrainian Folklore program at the University of Alberta in 1999-2005. Monica defended her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Andriy Nahachewsky.

    Monica worked as a curator in a succession of Contemporary Art museums, Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas, the last among them. In 1984, she moved to Berkeley where she met her future husband. They now live in Bloomington, Indiana, where Monica continues scholarly pursuits as a Visiting Associate Professor. She volunteers as a docent at the university's Eskenazi Museum of Art and she loves sewing.

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    The collection consists of assignments for various folklore classes at the University of Alberta including Ukrainian Material Culture (UKR-527), Ukrainian Folk Art and Performance (UKR-528), Rites of Passage (UKR-525), Ukrainian Calendar Customs (UKR-526), Ukrainian Folk Songs (UKR-522), Ukrainian Folk Prose (UKR-523), and Ukrainian Folklore in Canada (UKR-532).

    The collection includes the following projects:

    • Poias for the Babies
    • Bunica's Funeral Dinner: The China
    • A Kuzhil' [Distaff] Among Flowers
    • "Yuriy Fedkowych Ukrainian Educational Society of Soda Lake" Proscenium Screen
    • Ukrainian Rites of Passage: Silence and Pregnancy
    • Iordan, Feast of the Epiphany
    • Katie and Christine: Their Kolomyiky
    • Wolves and Viagra: Katie and Metro
    • Literary Folkloristics and the Personal Narrative by Sandra Dolby Stahl: A Review of the Study
    • On Forgetting

    Recollections of Ropchan (Rapchan) brothers, as well as indexes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Monica for her dissertation are also part of this collection.

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        Subject to copyright. Research and education use only.

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        UF1999.036, UF1999.037, UF2000.058, UF2000.110, UF2000.123, UF2000.147, UF2001.089, UF2005.001, UF2005.074, UF2009.181, UF2009.189, UF2009.213, UF2018.053

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