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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFS Review is to give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

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Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accepting Proposals for the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, O...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Revises Annual Meeting Registration Refund Policy »
AFS has changed its annual meeting registration refund policy. Once a paper or session is submitted for the annual meeting...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS 2016 Member Survey Now Available Online »
The AFS Executive Board needs to have timely and accurate information about AFS members, their professional status, and th...
Friday, February 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folkstreams Celebrates Black History Month, Releases New Film »
Folkstreams is featuring films on African American life for Black History Month. The selection is rich and includes most...
Thursday, February 04, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS and SIEF Explore New Partnership »
The governing boards of the AFS and the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF or ISEF) have acted to cr...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Partnership with JSTOR, AFS Offers JPASS Access Service to Members »
We are pleased to continue our collaboration with JSTOR in offering JPASS, a special JSTOR access plan for individuals, at...
Sunday, November 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Join or Renew AFS Sections at Any Time! »
Anyone can join AFS sections at any time, and members can support section activities by submitting dues payments wheneve...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Publore Listserv Connects the Public Folklore Community »
The independent Publore listserv is a valuable tool and communication link that serves the public folklore community. Thou...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
H-Net Supports International Scholarship in Folklore »
Scholars can be among the first to hear of calls for papers and conferences from around the world with the help of H-Net:...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
These Useful Links Will Help You Prepare for the Annual Meeting »
If you are attending the 2015 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, there are a number of useful links accessible from our main An...

Tuesday, January 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revisiting "'Celebrating Arabs'" »
By John Laudun (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) -- Given recent interest in the idea of Arabs or Arab-Americans celebr...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working Waterfront Resources of Interest to Folklorists »
The National Working Waterfront Network – an organization aimed at preserving working waterfronts and waterways – featur...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklore Society Announces 2015 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Recipient »
At its recent annual meeting in Long Beach, California, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named prominent American folkl...
Monday, October 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Information for AFS Annual Meeting Attendees »
1. Program changes As in the past, all meeting registrants will receive a program book with an insert of program c...
Thursday, October 08, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Southeastern Regional Highlights at AFS Annual Meeting »
by Lydia Ann Garza, Independent, Southeast Folklore -- The following workshops and presentations are highly recommended fo...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Sustainers’ Fund Campaign: Final Report »
By Michael Ann Williams (2014-2015 AFS President ) -- I am very happy to report that 95 AFS members and friends contrib...
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preliminary Report on the 2015 Annual Meeting: Response and Outcomes »
The Society held its 126th annual meeting, on the theme "Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments," on October 14-17, 2015,...
Monday, December 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three New Consultancy and Professional Development Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've recently added three new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies and professional development o...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Folklore and Historic Preservation Policy: Toward a Richer Sense of Place »
by Laurie Kay Sommers, with members of the AFS Working Group in Folklore and Hist...
Monday, July 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Best Practices for Facility Ownership Posted to AFS Website »
We've just added a new  report by Jill Breit on best practices for facility ownership to the AFS Consultancy and...

Monday, April 07, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response to "Why I Can't Stand White Bellydancers" »
by Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)—   On March 4, 2014, Salon published an article, written by Randa...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Studies in China and the China Folklore Society: A Brief Introduction »
by Juwen Zhang (Willamette University/Dartmouth College) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, China...
Monday, October 08, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
On Jay Mechling’s “You Can’t Teach Folklore” »
by Bob Bethke (University of Delaware, retired) -- Editor’s note: The essay by Jay Mechling discussed in the...
Monday, September 17, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
Time for a Dialogue? »
by Lee Haring -- Folklore studies and translation studies are two fields that have grown and matured in recent years,...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Legendary Takes on Hurricane Katrina »
This essay is a redacted version of the first section of a much longer article that will appear in the Spring 2012  ...

Calls for Submissions
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CFP: Folklore-related Essay for Critical Insights: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior »
The editors of  Critical Insights: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts ...
14 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
The National Endowment for the Arts Seeks Cooperator for Heritage Fellowships Awards Program »
Dear AFS members,   The National Endowment for the Arts has just posted its solicitation for a cooperator for the...
Friday, February 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: The Southern Foodways Alliance 2016 Graduate Student Conference »
The Southern Foodways Alliance, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Department of Sociology a...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: The International Ballad Commission Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resistance »
The 46th Kommission für Volksdichtung/International Ballad Commission Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resis...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: The International Association for Comparative Mythology Annual Conference »
The International Association for Comparative Mythology is happy to announce that their 10th Annual Conference will be hel...

Professional Opportunities
11 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology Seeks Assistant Professor »
The Department of Ethnomusicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks an early career faculty member to join the...
12 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paid Internship in New York State Folk Arts Program Now Available »
Applications are now being accepted for an internship supported through the internship program of the New York State Coun...
14 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local Learning Summer Workshop Roster »
From Wisconsin to Mexico, California to Georgia, find training opportunities in folk arts, folklife, anthropology, and ora...
14 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Processing Archivist Position Available at American Folklife Center »
The archivist position is located in the American Folklife Center (AFC), in the Office of the Associate Librarian for Libr...
Friday, February 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
James Madison's Montpelier Seeks Manager of Interpretive Programs »
James Madison’s Montpelier: Home of James and Dolley Madison in Orange, Virginia seeks an engaging and creative museum p...

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