As you are all probably aware, 2012 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the first publication of the Grimms's Kinder- und Hausmarchen. In honor of this fact, the AFS Folk Narrative Section is looking to sponsor a series of pre-organized paper sessions, Diamond sessions (https://afsnet.site-ym.com/?AMDiamondcfp), forums, and / or media sessions at this year's American Folklore Society Meeting devoted to the history, the impact, and the future of the Grimms's collection. We are interested in any Grimms-related topic that you might propose, including those related to this year's meeting theme, "The Continuity and Creativity of Culture"(https://afsnet.site-ym.com/?2012AMTheme).
Additional possible ideas include:
The sources, analogues, and informants of the Grimms
The impact of the collection on scholarly and popular audiences
The impact of the collection in different nations
The publication history, and / or reception, of the collection in its different editions
The collection as literature for children, adults
The legacy of the collection, and the revision of Grimm tales, in literature
The legacy of the Grimms, and / or the collection in popular culture (including films, television, graphic novels, advertising, on the web)
The Folk Narrative section will also be sponsoring our second biennial Stith Thompson Lecture. We are pleased to announce that our speaker this year will be Kay Stone. Look for more information about that event soon.
And remember, the deadline for proposals for the AFS 2012 Meetings in New Orleans, LA is coming up March 31st, so organizing your panel and getting in touch with us sooner than later is a very good idea.