CFP: 2014 Dan Crowley Memorial Student Essay Prize
Monday, August 11, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The 2014 Dan
Crowley Memorial Student Essay Prize,
offered by the Storytelling Section of the American Folklore Society, is a $200
prize for a graduate or undergraduate student essay dealing with some aspect of
storytelling performance in formal or informal settings.
The essays should be scholarly considerations of some aspect
of storytelling performance, preferably viewed through a theoretically-informed
critical lens, rather than simply descriptive or reflective accounts of
storytelling performances the student has participated in or observed.
Here are examples of the winning paper topics over the last
- 2009: Benjamin Gatling, Ohio State University, "Negotiations
in Performance: A Study of the Storytelling Performance of Two Adolescent
- 2010: Ziying You, Ohio State University, "Creation and
Performance of ‘New Stories’ in Contemporary China: 1963-1966.”
- 2011: Theresa Preston-Werner, Northwestern University, "The
Use of Testimonials to Negotiate the Medical Marketplace in Costa Rica.”
- 2012: Milbre Burch, University of Missouri-Columbia, "Learning to Listen to an All-Day
Talker: First-, Second- and Third-hand Hearing of an Oral Performance by Ray
- 2013 Chad Buterbaugh, Indiana University, "The Transnational Mediation of the Irish
To be eligible for the prize, applicants must be enrolled in
a college or university degree program at the time the essay is submitted.
Submissions, which should not exceed 9000 words in length,
should be e-mailed to email@example.com as a Word or .pdf attachment no later than September 1,
2014. The cover message should
include the title of the paper, as well as the author’s name, mailing address,
telephone number, e-mail address, academic affiliation and year in program, and
the name of the faculty member to whom the essay was submitted. Only the title -- no identification of the
author -- should appear in the essay itself.
prize winner will be notified by October 15, 2014. The award will be formally
presented at the business meeting of the Storytelling Section at the Annual
Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Santa Fe on Friday, November 7 from
12:15- 2pm. For further information,
please contact one of the section co-conveners: Milbre Burch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joseph Sobol (email@example.com).