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Historical Folklore at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting

Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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By Simon Bronner (History and Folklore Section Convener) — 

The annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Minneapolis, October 18-21, 2017,  is quickly approaching. I am writing to alert you to various sessions of interest to our section members. If you are part of, or know of, others, please send me a notification to share with the group. Remember, too, our communication through Facebook in the group for "American Folklore Society-History and Folklore Section."

Please attend the business meeting, as we will be discussing the future of the print journal and our prizes. I can also report that the next issue of The Folklore Historian will be out this fall. It will be a special issue on Mormon folklore dedicated to the late William "Bert" Wilson. Urge your colleagues and students to join the section now, if they are not members, to receive the issue and future issues.

 

Thursday, October 19

10:15am–12:15pm

02-05: “AFS Oral History Project with Tim Lloyd”
Elk Lake
Chair: Randy Williams (Utah State University)

Timothy Lloyd (American Folklore Society)
Michael Ann Williams (Western Kentucky University)

2:00pm–4:00pm

03-02: "Conversation with Bill Ferris"
Ballroom 4
Chair: Glenn Hinson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

William R. Ferris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

 

Friday, October 20

8:00am–10:00am

04-05: “Revisitations: Cycling Back to Tradition”
Elk Lake
Chair: Montana Miller (Bowling Green State University)

“Recycling the Cajun and Creole Lomax Recordings”
Barry Jean Ancelet (University of Louisiana, Lafayette)

“Zompires, Ubervamps, and Slayer Allies: How the Buffy Comics' New Rules Reflect and Shape Folk Culture”
Amelia Anne Mathews-Pett (Utah State University)

“Escape from Minnesota: Jesse James, Northfield, and Folk History”
James Deutsch (Smithsonian Institution)

“Elite Gymnastics, Sexual Abuse, and the Destruction of a Traditional Heroic Narrative”
Montana Miller (Bowling Green State University)

2:00pm–4:00pm

06-09: “Voices of Resistance and Reclamation from Our Past”
Spring Park
Chair: Diane E. Goldstein (Indiana University)

“Proletarian Modernism: B.A. Botkin, Folklore Theory, and Living Lore”
Jerrold Hirsch (Truman State)

“Historical Perspectives on Folklore Rabble-Rousing: Stetson Kennedy, A Case Study”
Peggy A. Bulger (Independent)

“‘Some of My Best Friends Are Applied Folklorists’: Disciplinary Identity and the Point Park Debates”
Diane E. Goldstein (Indiana University)

“Research in Progress: Feminist Folklorists and the Study of Women’s Cultures”
Ann K. Ferrell (Western Kentucky University)

 

Saturday, October 21

12:45pm–1:30pm

History and Folklore Business Meeting
Gray's Bay

2:00pm–4:00pm

09-02: “Her-Story: A Feminism and Folklore Retrospective 2017”
Ballroom 4
Sponsored by the American Folklore Society and the Women’s Section
Chair: Patricia Sawin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Kay Turner (New York University)

Kristina Downs (Indiana University)
Lisa Gilman (University of Oregon)
Jeana Jorgensen (Butler University)
Solimar Otero (Louisiana State University)
Summer Pennell (Truman State University)
Afsane Rezaei (The Ohio State University)
Brittany Warman (The Ohio State University)



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