Coffin, Tristram Potter

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COFFIN, Tristram Potter

COFFIN, Tristram Potter. American, b. 1922. Genres: Mythology/Folklore, Sports/Fitness. Career: Professor Emeritus of English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1984- (Assistant Instructor of English, 1946-49; Associate Professor of English, 1958-64; Professor of English, 1964-84; Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1965-68). Instructor, English, 1949-50, Assistant Professor of English, 1950-56, and Associate Professor of English, 1956-58, Denison University, Granville, OH; Lecturer in Folk Studies, Providence College, RI, 1984-90. Publications: The British Traditional Ballad in North America, 1950, 3rd ed., 1968; An Analytical Index to Journal Folklore, 1958; (with H.H. Flanders and B. Nettl) Ancient Ballads Traditionally Sung in New England, 4 vols., 1960; Uncertain Glory: Folklore and the American Revolution, 1971; The Old Ball Game: Baseball in Folklore and Fiction, 1971; The Book of Christmas Folklore, 1973; The Female Hero in Folklore and Legend, 1975; The Proper Book of Sexual Folklore, 1978; Great Game for a Girl, 1980; How to Play Tennis with What You Already Have, 1997; My Own Trumpet, 2001. EDITOR: (with M. Leach) The Critics and the Ballad, 1961; Indian Tales of North America, 1961; (with H. Cohen) Folklore in America, 1966; Our Living Traditions, 1968; (with H. Cohen) Folklore from the Working Folk of America, 1972; (with H. Cohen) The Parade of Heroes, 1978; (with H. Cohen) Folklore of the American Holidays, 1985, rev. ed., 1999; (with H. Cohen) America Celebrates, 1991; Born Again, 2003. Address: Box 509, Wakefield, RI 02880-0509, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]