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New Prize: Newfolk@AFS to award Bill Ellis Prize for best graduate student essay

Friday, January 20, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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The NewFolk@AFS Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the first annual Bill Ellis Prize competition. The prize will be awarded to the best graduate student essay that combines research and analysis on folklore, broadly construed, and digital culture, popular culture, or new media. The prize carries an honorarium of $100. The winning essay will normally be submitted for publication in the section’s journal, New Directions in Folklore. All unpublished research papers written within two years of the deadline on the desired topic are eligible. Students must submit their own essays. Previously published essays are not eligible for the competition.

Applicants must be members of the NewFolk@AFS Section at the time of submission (join today: https://afsnet.site-ym.com/store/default.asp). Electronic submission of essays is required. The deadline for the annual competition is September 1. Essays should be sent to David J. Puglia <dpuglia@psu.edu>. Limit one submission per person. Three judges who are members of the American Folklore Society, the NewFolk@AFS Section, and the New Directions in Folklore editorial board will evaluate the submissions. The winner will be announced at the annual section meeting. Please contact prize committee chairs David J. Puglia <dpuglia@psu.edu> and Trevor J. Blank <tjblank@psu.edu> with any questions.



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