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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.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

News
Wednesday, May 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New American Council of Learned Societies Publication Features AFS »
The American Council of Learned Societies, of which AFS is a member, conducts an annual survey of its 74 member societies....
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
John W. Berquist (1946-2016) »
John W. Berquist, folklorist, musician, and storyteller, passed away on May 12, 2016. His obituary, which was originally p...
Monday, May 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbara A. Babcock (1943-2016) »
Barbara A. Babcock, Regents' Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arhoolie Records Acquired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings »
The following is a message from Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz: Thanks to the generosity of Laura and Ed...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives Funding to Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program »
We're happy to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts, through its Folk and Traditional Arts Program, has award...

Did You Know...?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Review Process Nearing Completion »
The review process for annual meeting proposals is still underway, but the end is in sight. The Review Committee's final d...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Gerald L. Davis Fund Travel Grants »
In memory of folklorist  Gerald L. Davis , AFS provides a limited number of grants of up to $500 each year to persons...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Submitting Proposals After Hours »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for s...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Members Should Join Now, Register for Annual Meeting Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS is Accepting Submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize »
AFS is now accepting submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize, which is awarded to the author(s) of the best book-length...

Notes
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teaching Resources using Alan Lomax's Field Recordings »
The following is a list of new online resources designed to encourage classroom use of Alan Lomax's pioneering 1938 a...
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...

Reports
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...

Essays
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
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: The 2016 North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference »
The North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference will take place at Tryon Palace, New Bern, on November 4-5, 2016. T...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Approaches (June 1st) for the Jonathan T. Yeh Award »
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità »
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at the City University of New York will host a conference called “Italian...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: International Conference on the Blues »
The 3rd Annual International Conference on the Blues will be held October 3-4, 2016 at Delta State University in Cleveland...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of State Offers New Funding Opportunity: Communities Connecting Heritage Program »
The US State Department is offering a new funding opportunity for public and private non-profit organizations. The "Commun...

Professional Opportunities
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Northeastern University Accepting Applications for Visiting Assistant Professor of Music »
Northeastern University's Department of Music announces a search for a Visiting Assistant Professor (one-year appointment,...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for Ethnomusicology Now Hiring for the Position of Program Specialist »
The Society for Ethnomusicology, an external agency of Indiana University Bloomington, seeks a qualified applicant to assi...
Monday, May 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cornell University Library Seeks Project Archivist, Cornell Hip Hop Collection »
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Cornell University Library is searching for a Project Archivist for the...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arts Mid-Hudson Seeks Folk Arts Program Manager »
Arts Mid-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY, seeks a Folk Arts Program Manager to manage its regional Folk Arts Program. The miss...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Now Hiring for Supervisory Librarian Position »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress seeks a Supervisory Librarian (Head, Research and Programs). The i...


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