Professor, English and Folklore Studies, University of Oregon

Daniel Wojcik is a Professor of English and Folklore Studies, and affiliate faculty in
Religious Studies at the University of Oregon. He has published widely on the topics of apocalyptic belief, death and mourning rituals, visionary culture, art and trauma, alternative spiritualities, subcultures, and vernacular belief and expression.

Link: https://english.uoregon.edu/ profile/dwojcik

BOOKS:

Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.

The End of the World As We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America. New York and London: New York University Press, 1997.

Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art. Folk Art and Artists Series. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995.

SELECTED ARTICLES:

"Spiritualism, Trauma, and the Art of Madge Gill." Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 26, no. 3 (May 2017): 1-3. doi:10.1017/S2045796017000191.

"The Politics of Junk: Social Protest, ‘Outsider’ Environments, and Ritualesque Display at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit." In Public Performances: Carnival, Ritual, Theater, and the Politics of Public Display, ed. Jack Santino, pp. 255-278. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2017.

"A Saxophone Divine: Experiencing the Transformative Power of Saint John Coltrane’s Jazz in San Francisco’s Fillmore District" (co-author Peter Jan Margry). In Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urbanesque Habitat, ed. Victoria Hegner and Peter Jan Margry, pp. 169-194. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

"Art and Trauma." Raw Vision: International Journal of Intuitive and Visionary Art, Outsider Art, Art Brut, Contemporary Folk Art, Marginal Arts, no. 91 (Fall 2016): 48-55.

"Avertive Apocalypticism." In the Oxford Handbook of Millennialism, ed. Catherine Wessinger, pp. 66-88. London: Oxford University Press, 2011.

"Native American Church." In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History, ed. Gina Misiroglu, pp. 513-514. New York and London: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2009.

"Spirits, Apparitions, and Traditions of Supernatural Photography." Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation 25, no. 1-2 (2009): 109-136. Special Double Issue, “Visualizing the Invisible: Visionary Technologies in Religious and Cultural Contexts.”

"Ska." In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History, ed. Gina Misiroglu, pp. 659-661. New York and London: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2009.

"Outsider Art, Vernacular Traditions, Trauma, and Creativity." Western Folklore 67, no. 2 & 3 (Spring/Summer 2008): 179-198.

"Pre's Rock: Pilgrimage, Ritual, and Runners' Traditions at the Roadside Shrine for Steve Prefontaine." In Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred, ed. Peter Jan Margry, pp. 201-237. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2008.

"Apocalyptic and Millenarian Aspects of American UFOism." In UFO Religions, ed. Christopher Partridge, pp. 274-300. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Folklore, University of Oregon