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2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: Jewish Folklore and Ethnology

Friday, September 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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By Simon Bronner (Convener, Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section) --


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

1-03, Jews and Lithuanians: Interacting Narratives, Shared Spaces, Brickell North

2-04, The Impact of Folk Narratives: Theoretical Considerations, Brickell Prefunction;

Thursday, October 20

4-17, The Sukkah for Social Change Project, Tuttle South

Friday, October 21

6-15, Meat--Tuttle North;

6-17, Race and Racialization in Folklore Study and Practice, Tuttle South

7-05, Funny or Not? Humor and Its Limitations, Brickell South

Saturday, October 22

9-16, Constructed Heritage/Constructed Identity, Tuttle Prefunction

9-17, Folklore and Imagination: Art, Theory, and Analysis, Tuttle South

11-4, Contested Histories and Narratives, Brickell Prefunction

Business Meeting of the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section

The business meeting of the JFE section is Thursday, October 20, 12:45 p.m. in Brickell Center. Please attend this important meeting in which we will discuss the future of the Jewish Cultural Studies series and plan for presentations at the next AFS meeting, among other matters.

Events and Lectures

On Thursday, October 20, 8 pm., Riverfront South, be sure to attend the Don Yoder Memorial Lecture delivered by AFS Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dan Ben-Amos of the University of Pennsylvania on the subject of Kol Nidre. Simon Bronner of the Pennsylvania State University will be discussant. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Religion and Folk Belief Section and the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section. Begun in 2003, the Yoder lecture in 2016 will feature a Jewish topic for the first time.

Also on Thursday, October 20, 3:30-4:45 pm there will be a reception hosted by Wayne State University Press, publishers of the Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology, in Jasmine.

Also of Interest

On 21 October (Friday), a non-AFS-sponsored group will host a walking tour of Miami Beach’s Jewish communities. The tour includes a visit to the Jewish Museum of Florida, Temple Emmanuel, the oldest Conservative congregation on Miami Beach, 41st Street venues including Kastner’s Market, Torah Treasures, Bubby Boutique (headwear for Orthodox women), a Sephardic Synagogue, and Kosher chocolate stores. A fee is charged. Museum is $5, lunch is on your own, and the group will probably use Uber for transportation. For more information and a reservation, contact Jan Rosenberg at by 14 October.


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