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The 2012 Meeting of the Hoosier Folklore Society
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11/9/2012 to 11/10/2012
When: 11/9/2012
Where: The Art Sanctuary
190 N. Sycamore St.
Martinsville, Indiana  46151
United States
Contact: Teri Klassen

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The 2012 Meeting of the Hoosier Folklore Society
"Presenting Folklore through Festivals, Fairs and Other Public Displays”
The Art Sanctuary, 190 N. Sycamore St., Martinsville, Indiana, 46151

Friday, November 9, 2012

Keynote Address: 7:00 PM

"Making a Matsuri: Creative Continuity and Mutation in a Japanese Festival” By Dr. Michael Dylan Foster

A reception will follow

 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Coffee, Tea, and Bagels: 9:30AM
Paper Presentations: 10:00AM-4:00PM

A business meeting and dinner will follow


All lectures are free and open to the public.

 

Membership in Hoosier Folklore Society (HFS) supports the annual meeting and includes a one year subscription to Midwestern Folklore. To become a member of HFS pay $15 (cash or check only) at this year’s meeting or send a check for $15 payable to Shannon Larson to the following address:

 

Shannon Larson, Co Vice-President

Hoosier Folklore Society

Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

504 N. Fess Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47408

 

Paper presenters are:

Zilia Estrada, IU-Bloomington

Gail Ginther, Historic Metamora, Inc.

Jason Jackson, IU-Bloomington

Kaitlin Justin, IU-Bloomington

Moira Marsh, IU-Bloomington

Jan Rosenberg, Heritage Education Resources, Inc.

Karen Schwartz, Historical Society of Harrison County

 

Check our website soon for a complete program and travel information: http://www.hoosierfolklore.org/.

 

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The 2012 Meeting of the Hoosier Folklore Society

"Presenting Folklore through Festivals, Fairs and Other Public Displays”

The Art Sanctuary,
190 N. Sycamore St., Martinsville, Indiana, 46151
November 9th and 10th, 2012

This year’s Hoosier Folklore Society meeting will explore the expressive culture associated with community gatherings and public events. From farmer’s markets and storytelling to music festivals and gaming conferences, Hoosiers reveal their collective and individual identities through creative displays. The Society is seeking proposals for papers, posters, documentary films, and other presentations based around the use of folklore in public settings and events. Topics may include but are not limited to:

-Politics of Culture in Public Presentation

-Folklore in Institutional Settings (such as schools, museums, TV and radio programs, cooperative extension services, etc.)

-Social Networking and Identity

-Popular Culture and Performance (such as role playing games or karaoke)

-Ethnography and Vernacular Events

-Festivals and Heritage Tourism

-Oral History and the History of Folklore Studies

-Any other topic relating to musical, verbal or material expressive culture especially (but not exclusively) in Indiana and neighboring states

Keynote address:
"Making a Matsuri: Creative Continuity and Mutation in a Japanese Festival” By Dr. Michael Dylan Foster

Faced with depopulation and economic challenges, rural communities throughout the world often struggle with tensions between tradition and tourism, grappling to share their local cultural resources—festivals, rituals, performances, beliefs, legends—with "outsiders” while simultaneously preserving their value for "insiders.” What is the difference between celebration and exploitation? Between development and commercialization? When is a tradition no longer traditional? And does it matter? This talk will explore these broader questions through focusing specifically on the way the organizers and performers of the Namahage Sedo Matsuri, a "demon festival” held in the middle of the winter in an out-of-the-way location in northern Japan, creatively (and constantly) negotiate the changing needs of their community with tourist desires and contemporary realities.

Submission guidelines:
Each presenter will have 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allowed for questions and discussion. Proposals should be 250 words or less and sent as a Word document. Please include your name, date of submission and institutional or organizational affiliation, if applicable. Send proposals and any other questions to Teri Klassen: tklassen@umail.iu.edu. Proposals are due by September 1, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 



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