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2013 Annual Meeting Program and Schedule Updates

Thanks to Rhode Island School of Design’s Liberal Arts Department and the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau for their generous support.


The RISD Museum is offering free admission for those who show their conference tag.


Café Gusto, on the second floor of the Omni, will offer a lunch package of sandwich wraps, fruit or chips, and bottled water for $10, in addition to other light breakfast and lunch options.


The Graduate Student Lounge will be staffed Thursday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 1:00–5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 4:00–5:00 p.m. Internet will be available for the duration of the meeting.



In the event of a paper withdrawal, the presentations following will move up one time slot.


Poster exhibition: New 10/12/13 and 10/16/13 withdrawal: Jason Baird Jackson, Thomas Walker


Wednesday, October 16


01-02 New 10/15/13 Withdrawal: Dean Rehberger 


01-05 Withdrawal: Jing Li


01-11 Change: Fredericka Schmadel has withdrawn. Joanna Spanos will chair, and Kerry Kaleba (independent) will act as discussant.


02-06 Change: Tim Evans has withdrawn. Rosalynn Rothstein will chair.


02-14 Correction: The session abstract is omitted from the program book.


Discourses of Belief and Genre II: Constructing Images and Imagining Culture. The Universities of Helsinki and Tartu have coordinated to organize two six-paper discussion sessions entitled "Discourses of Belief and Genre,” addressing diverse aspects of what enables cultural sustainability in relation to two key concepts of folklore research. The construction and negotiation of images of places and times through collective resources and images of traditions themselves are sites for observing cultural sustainability and its breakdown. Session II approaches this topic from different angles, including constructions of the supernatural, imagining arenas for battling over heritage, groups constructing images of and for themselves or rejecting images imposed upon them, and a collector’s impacts through interaction. See also 01-14.


4:00 p.m.: AFS mixer cancelled


Thursday, October 17


03-00 New 10/16/13 Withdrawal: Tom Walker


03-03 Change: Christina Barr (Nevada Humanities) will replace Deborah S. Fant.


03-05 Withdrawal: Edward Millar


03-08 Change: Charlotte D'Evelyn has withdrawn. The chair will play her prerecorded PowerPoint presentation with voice-over.


03-10 Withdrawal: Puja Batra-Wells


04-01 Change: Seamus Connolly (Boston College) will replace Nick Benson.


04-04 Withdrawal: Peter Hoesing


04-06 Withdrawal: Puja Sahney


04-08 New 10/15/13 Withdrawal: Lupenga Mphande 


04-13 Change: Thomas A. Green and Zhang Guodong have withdrawn. Levi Gibbs (Dartmouth College) will chair.


04-14 Withdrawal: Stephanie de Montigny


Artists' Marketplace: Barbara Merry (Maritime rope and tool making) will replace Skip Healy. New 10/9/13: Masiti Mohamed has withdrawn. Deenps Bazile (Haitian veves painter and wooden lwa carver) will exhibit Thursday.


05-05 Addition: Marjorie Hunt (Smithsonian Institution). New 10/15/13 Change: Robert Baron (New York State Council on the Arts) will replace James C. EarlyBetty Belanus (Smithsonian Institution) will replace Cynthia Vidaurri.


05-07 Withdrawal: Heather Hoyt


05-08 Withdrawal: Jennifer Bell


05-09 New 10/10/13 Withdrawal: Giovanna P. Del Negro 


4:15 p.m. Correction: The Executive Director's Meeting with Section Conveners will take place in Blackstone at 4:30 p.m.


Friday, October 18


06-7 Withdrawal: Matthew Campbell, Claudia Mira, and Rachel Wishkoski


06-09 Change: Robert Segal will present at 9:30. The other papers will move forward.


06-13 Change: Brenna Heffner has withdrawn. Shelly Ingram will read her paper.


7:00–9:00 p.m. Change: The Mediterranean Dance Workshop will be replaced by an Olive Oil Tasting and Mediterranean Dance Party.


8:00–10:00 p.m. Addition: George Mason University reception, Washington


Saturday, October 19


09-02 New 10/13/13 Withdrawal: Nankuaimodege


09-04 Withdrawal: James Abrams and New 10/16/13 Bonnie Sunstein


09-07 Change: Kelley Totten has withdrawn. Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg will chair.


09-08 Withdrawal: Katie Dimmery


10-02 Withdrawal: Bo Zhang


10-08 Change: Alessandra Dreyer has withdrawn. Pravina Shukla (Indiana University) will chair.


10-06 Change: Martha Gonzalez has withdrawn. Olga Nájera-Ramírez will read her paper.


10-09 New 10/17/13 Withdrawal: Jennifer Gipson 


10-13 Withdrawal: Angelika Walker


10-14 New 10/10/13 Change: Carl Lindahl has withdrawn. The panelists will show an excerpt of the short film "God Is My Lawyer" at 11:15. 


11-08 Change: Barbara Hillers has withdrawn. Linda Pershing will chair.


11-12 Change: Lisa Gabbert has withdrawn. John McDowell (Indiana University) will replace Norma E. Cantú.


9:00 pm--midnight: Dance party with Sidy Maïga &Afrimanding. Cash bar, Narragansett A/B

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