Braiding Other Worlds: Intergenerational Connections and End-of-Life Considerations

Kaitlyn L. Kinney (Folkwise)

This paper delves into the intricate connections between personal, familial, and professional aspects of life and death through an auto-ethnographic study of working with folklorist Janet Langlois. By examining the intergenerational relationships among folklorists, the paper highlights the significance of these connections, particularly at the end of life and beyond. It raises important questions about how we remember and honor the legacies of our mentors and colleagues who are transitioning at the end of life. And, it aims to spark a dialogue about the impact of these relationships on our work and futures, and how we can continue to carry forward their legacies.

Part of 06-09 Rooting Death in Folkloristics, Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm