Robert Brady Cochran II

Robert Brady Cochran II


(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5983

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   American Studies, American Literature, Folklore, Outsider Art

Folklore, American Studies, Contemporary Literature

Ph.D. University of Toronto

"Got It At Last, My Legend: Homage to Samuel Beckett" ?(?Georgia Review, 1982) [as Parrish Dice Henry] 

Vance Randolph: An Ozark Life (Illinois, 1985)

"In the Connecticut Grain: The Final World of Wallace Stevens" (?Kenyon Review, ??1985) ?[as Parrish Dice Henry]

Samuel Beckett: A Study of the Short Fiction (G. K. Hall, 1991)

"Unable to Sleep, The Father Fills Page After Page" (fiction; The Quarterly, 1991)

A Mountain Life: Walter Williams of Newton County, Arkansas (video, 1992)

"Deliberate Valediction: Williams' 'Pictures from Brueghel'" (Tennessee Quarterly, 1994)

Our Own sweet Sounds: A History of Arkansas Music (Arkansas, 1996)

Music's Easier: Frankie Kelly, Arkansas Fiddler and Stonemason ?(video, 1997)

Singing in Zion: Music and Song in the Life of an Arkansas Family (Arkansas, 1999)

A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice (Arkansas, 2003)

"Black Father: The Subversive Achievement of Joel Chandler Harris" African American Review?, 2004)

Louise Pound: Scholar, Athlete, Feminist Pioneer (Nebraska, 2009)

Lights! Camera! Arkansas! [with Suzanne McCray] (Arkansas, 2015)

True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley, ed. (Arkansaas, 2015)

The Ozarks: An American Survival of Primitive Society?, ed. (Arkansas, 2017)

An Arkansas Florilegium: The Atlas of Botanist Edwin Smith Illustrated by Naturalist Kent Bonar?, ed. (Arkansas, 2017) 




  • Fulbright Lectureship to Romania (1985)
  • Fulbright Lectureship to Hungary (1986)
  • co-winner of Elsie Clews Parsons prize for best book in folklore studies (1986)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (1989)
  • Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to Korea (1995)