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Curriculum Vitae

Wayne B. Kraft

BIRTH-CITIZENSHIP:

Phoenix AZ, December 15, 1942 (USA)

ACADEMIC AFFILIATION:

Professor of German and Department Chair
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, PAT 350
Eastern Washington University
526 Fifth Street
Cheney WA 99004-2431
(509) 359-2859
wkraft@mail.ewu.edu

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL, Ph.D., October 1978
Attribution and Athetization in Literature with Special Reference to Walther von der Vogelweide and Albrecht von Johansdorf

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA, September 1968 to current.
[On unpaid leave to graduate school, June 1971-August 1974]

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

    Recipient, Endowed Lecture Award, "Transylvanian Dancing in the Final Hour", Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance, Fulbright Exchanges: Advancing Knowledge and Mutual Understanding, 26th Annual Conference, Fulbright Association, Washington DC, October/November 2003

    Recipient, Faculty Research Grant and Faculty Mini-Grant, Eastern Washington University, Summer 2000, Project Title: "Rediscovering Transylvania: Back from the Vanishing Point"

    Recipient, 1995 Title III Curriculum Development Grant, Eastern Washington University, Summer 1995

    Recipient, Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Institute for Advanced Study, Eastern Washington University, Summer 1990, Project Title: "Anthology and Translation of Hungarian Regional Song Cycles"

    Stipend Recipient and Participant, The Oral Tradition in Literature, NEH Summer Seminar, John Miles Foley, Director, University of Missouri-Columbia, June 19-August 11, 1989

    Recipient, Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Institute for Advanced Study, Eastern Washington University, Summer 1988, Project Title: "Anthology and Translation of Hungarian Regional Song Cycles"

    Recipient, Professional Leave, Eastern Washington University, Academic Year 1986-87. [To enable acceptance of Fulbright Research Grant below]

    Recipient, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Research Grant for Budapest, Hungary, September 1986-June 1987, Project Title: "Performance Mastery of Hungarian Dance Cycle"

    Danforth Foundation Associate, June 1980-May 1986

    Recipient, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Title VIII Hungarian Language Study Grant, Intensive Beginning Hungarian, Portland State University, Summer 1985

    Stipend Recipient and Participant, The Teaching of Medieval Civilization, NEH Summer Institute, The Five-College Consortium of Western Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA, June 22-August 2, 1981

    Invited Participant, Towards a Theory of the Humanities, NEH- and Rockefeller Foundation-assisted conference, University of Southern California, November 17-19, 1977

    Recipient of Fulbright Dance Mini Grant, Lecture at Fulbright Conference, Washington, D.C., 2003

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT EWU:

    Frequent teaching in Honors and in Integrative Studies, 1990 to the present

    Participant, "Integrative Studies Faculty Summer Workshops", July-August 1999

    Participant and Presenter, "Liberal Arts Enrichment Faculty Summer Workshops", July-August 1998

    Participant, "Liberal Arts Enrichment Faculty Summer Workshop III: The Individual and the Natural World", August 6-8, 1996

    Participant, "Writing-Enriched Curriculum Workshop", June 1995

    Member, "Liberal Arts Faculty Working Group", Fall 1994-current

    Participant, "Faculty Workshop for Liberal Arts", September 12-14, 1994

    Participant, "Critical Thinking across the Curriculum", 1993-94 Title III Program Intersession Workshop III, June 20-23, 1994

    Participant, "Developing the Senior Capstone Seminar", 1993-94 Title III Program Intersession Workshop I, June 14-18, 1993

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORK IN HUNGARIAN FOLKLORE:

    "Transylvanian Dancing in the Final Hour". Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review, Spring 2004 [forthcoming]

    Photos and audio field recordings for "Hungary", Judit Frigyesi and Barbara Rose Lange. In: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, vol. 8, Europe, Timothy Rice, James Porter and Chris Goertzen, eds., New York: Garland, 2000, pp. 735-751

    "Tizenöt év-Dalok a Barátság Táborból" ('Fifteen Years-Songs from the Barátság Camp'), edited and translated by Wayne B. Kraft and Ildikó Kalapács, printed privately by Barátság, Spring 1998, 98 pp. [An edition of Hungarian regional ethnic songs; several prior editions from 1990]

    "The Erdély Group and Erdély Romania", TCI Community Productions, Spokane WA, 1997, 54 minutes. Production: Ildikó Kalapács and Wayne Kraft; studio production direction: Kevin Daymont; editing: Sally Jo Clapper. [A video which includes studio recordings of the Erdély Hungarian Dance Ensemble (Spokane WA) and the Jómóka Táncház Band (Salt Lake City UT) as well as video field recordings from Transylvania.]

    "Improvisation in Hungarian Ethnic Dancing: An Analog to Oral Verse Composition". Oral Tradition 4/3 (1989), 273-315. [An article which surveys improvisation Hungarian dancing with a focus on the legényes or 'lad's dance' as an analog to oral verse composition.]

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

    Cultural informant and dancer, television documentary on the American reception of Hungarian folk music/dance with featured singer, Sebestyen Marta, Dunatáj Hungarian Television, Budapest, Hungary [filmed in Utah, April 2004, forthcoming]

HUNGARIAN DANCE TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE:

    Co-director, -founder of the Erdély Ensemble, Spokane WA, 1988 to the present

    Approximately one hundred performances with the Erdély Ensemble, 1988 to the present

    Extensive performance and teaching of folk dance in the Spokane area and the Northwest, 1988 to the present

CHOREOGRAPHIES FOR THE ERDÉLY ENSEMBLE (with Ildikó Kalapács):

    "Kutasföldi román páros", (August 2003-current)"
    "Bonchidai román páros" (August 2001-November 2002)"
    "Moldvai táncok II" (January 2000-October 2000)"
    "Vajdaszentiványi cigány verbunk és páros táncok" (September 1999 [in progress])
    "Szatmári cigány botoló és páros tánc" (September-November 1999)
    "Szászcsávási suru verbunk és páros táncok" (September 1998-May 1999)
    "Szilágysági páros táncok" (September 1998-May 1999)
    "Felcsíki férfi és páros táncok" (February 1998-May 1998)
    "Méhkeréki román táncok" (September 1996-May 1997)
    "Somogyi táncok"(July-October 1996)
    "Moldvai táncok I" (January-May 1996)
    "Szatmári cigány tánc" (January-May 1996)
    "Kutasföldi táncok" (July 1994-November 1994)
    "Magyarszováti táncok" (September 1993-May 1995)
    "Vajdaszentiványi sebes forduló" (September 1993-May 1995)
    "Bonchidai román páros, fecioreste des" (September 1992-May 1994)
    "Kalotaszegi román învîrtita" (August 1992-April 1993)
    "Székelyföldi páros" (revised June-August 1992)
    "Bodrogközi táncok"(February-March 1992)
    "Gyimesi táncok"(May 1991-March 1992)
    "Bonchidai verbunk" (March 1991-May 1993)
    "Délalföldi táncok" (August 1990-May 1991)
    "Székelyföldi verbunk és páros táncok" (April-August 1990)
    "Magyarpalatkai suru magyar és páros táncok" (September 1989-May 1990)
    "Kalotaszegi legényes és páros táncok" (September 1988-May 1989)

STUDY IN HUNGARIAN AND STAGE DANCE:

    Twenty-three week-long workshops in the United States and in Transylvania taught by leading Hungarian researcher/choreographers László Diószegi/Ágnes Gaug, Zoltán Zsuráfszki/Zsuzsa Vincze, Zoltán Farkas/Ildikó Tóth, Péter Lévai/Zsuzsanna Kiss, Szilárd Szabó/Ildikó Németh, Ferenc Sára/Zsuzsa Varga, Zoltán Nagy/Ágnes Balog, Zsolt Szilágyi/Marianna Újlaki, Richárd Kökény/Marianna Majorosi, Szabolcs Gombai/Erika Bakonyi, Zoltán Balla/Erika Bakonyi, 1982 to the present

    Sixteen week-long workshops in the United States and in Transylvania taught by leading Hungarian researcher/choreographers Zoltánn Zsuráfszki/Zsuzsa Vincze, Zoltán Farkas/Ildikó Tóth, Péter Lévai/Zsuzsanna Kiss, Szilórd Szabó/Ildikó Németh, Ferenc Sára/Zsuzsa Varga, Zoltán Nagy/Ágnes Balog, Zsolt Szilágyi/Marianna Újlaki, Richárd Kökény/Marianna Majorosi, Szabolcs Gombai/Erika Bakonyi, Zoltán Balla/Erika Bakonyi, 1988 to the present

    Membership in the Gutenberg Ensemble, directors László Diószegi and Ágnes Gaug, Budapest, Hungary, 1986-87

    Membership in various dance ensembles in Szeged, Hungary, 1972-1986

THEATER CONCERTS:

    "Concert of Hungarian Music", Márta Sebestyén and the Jómóka Táncház Band of Salt Lake City, guest dancers Wayne Kraft and Ildikó Kalapács, Libby Gardener Hall, University of Utah, April 20, 2004

    Ten annual theater concerts with the Erdély Ensemble of Spokane and the Jómóka Táncház Band of Salt Lake City, produced by Kalapács and Kraft, 1993 to the present

ORAL PRESENTATIONS ON FOLK CULTURE:

    "Transylvanian Dancing in the Final Hour", Endowed Lecture, Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance, Fulbright Exchanges: Advancing Knowledge and Mutual Understanding, Fulbright Association, 26th Annual Conference, Washington DC, October 30-November 1, 2003

    "The Opening of Transylvania: Village Cultural Life in Transition", Paper, American Hungarian Educators’ Association, Conference 2003, Columbia University, New York, April 24-27, 2003

    "Repaying the Wager: Interpreting Hungarian Village Culture for Americans", Paper, Fulbright—Challenges and Responses, Conference Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission and the Hungarian Fulbright Association, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, April 24-25, 2002

    "The Opening of Transylvanian Villages", Presentation, International Conference in European Studies, Manifestations of National Identity in Modern Europe, Minneapolis MN, May 18-20, 2001

    "Participatory Dancing and Human Identity", Workshop, The International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Tempe AZ, October 14-16, 1999 [with Ildikó Kalapács]

    "Participatory Dancing and Human Identity", Workshop, Washington Center National Conference, Transforming Campuses through Learning Communities, Seattle WA, May 20-23, 1999 [with Ildikó Kalapács] "Participatory Dancing and Human Identity", Workshop, Washington Center National Conference, Transforming Campuses through Learning Communities, Seattle WA, May 20-23, 1999 [with Ildikó Kalapács]

    "Participatory Dancing and Human Identity", Featured Workshop, International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, 11th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching-West, Lake Arrowhead CA, March 5-7, 1999 [with Ildikó Kalapács]

    "Folk Culture and Dance of Transylvania", Whitworth Forum, Whitworth College, Spokane WA, March 31, 1997

    "The Magyarózdi Oidipusz", Invited Presentation, NEH Summer Seminar Reunion Symposium, The Oral Tradition in Literature, University of Missouri-Columbia, April 7, 1990

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE STUDY:

    Extensive lived experience and exchanges

    Private Tutor, Budapest, Hungary, October 1986-May 1987

    Class for Fulbright Recipients, National Preparatory Institute, Budapest, Hungary, October 1986-June 1987

    Intensive First-Year Hungarian, Portland State University, Portland OR, June-August 1985


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