Included writings on Mennonite humor

Beck, Ervin. MennoFolk: Mennonite & Amish Folk Traditions. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2004.

__________. MennoFolk2: A Sampler of Mennonite & Amish Folklore. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2005.

______.“Menno’s Children: Tricksters All.” Goshen College Bulletin (May 1983): 6-7.

______. “Stories Mennonites Tell.” Gospel Herald (31 Jan. 1984): 68-71.

Braun, Orlando. “That Mennonite Joke.” Docu-Comedy (film). Prairie Boy Productions 2016.

Brednich, Rolf. Mennonite Folklife and Folklore. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1977.

Chornoboy, Eleanor Hildebrand. Faspa with Joy: A Snack of Family Stories Told by Family and Guests. [Canada: The author], 2007.

Gates, Gary. How to Speak Dutchified English. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1987.

Good, Merle, Rebecca Good and Kate Good. Menno-lite: A Humorous Look at Mennonite Life. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2001.

Haas, Craig and Steve Nolt. The Mennonite Starter Kit: A Handy Guide for the New Mennonite. (Everything They Forgot to Tell You in Church Membership Class!). Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1993.

Lesher, Emerson L. The Muppie Manual: The Mennonite Urban Professional’s Handbook for Humility and Success. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1985.

McCabe-Juhnke, John. “Enacting Gemeinde in the Language and Style of Swiss Volhynian Mennonite Storytelling.” Heritage of the Great Plains 27.2 (Summer 1994): 21-38.

Mumaw, John R. “Mennonite Folklore.” Pennsylvania Folklife (Spring 1960): 38-40.

Reimer, Al, et al, eds. A Sackful of Plautdietsch: A Collection of Mennonite Low German Stories and Poems. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1983.

Schlabach, Kyle. The Cow in Science Hall: A Collection of Goshen College Folklore. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1994.

Smith, Elmer Lewis. “Amish Stories.” The Almanac of Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore (1960): 33-34.

__________, Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore. Lebanon, PA: 1960.

Weaver, J. Denny. “Mennonite Symbol Statements.” Shun (Fall 1983): 28-29.

About the Author

Ervin Beck

Ervin Beck, Emeritus Professor of English at Goshen College, is co-editor of The Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, author of many publications on Mennonite literature and folk culture, including MennoFolk and MennoFolk2, published by Herald Press, and compiler of the three Mennonite bibliographies linked on the CMW homepage. From 2006-07 he taught English and dramatic literature at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. He was on the planning committee for the two Mennonite/s Writing conferences held at Goshen College in 1997 and 2002. He lives in Goshen, Indiana.