AFS Seeks the Next AFS Review Editor
Monday, July 23, 2012
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
John Laudun of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the current editor of the AFS Review, will
be stepping down this year. The American Folklore Society’s Executive Board
thanks Dr. Laudun for his service to our field, and now invites proposals from
candidates for the editorship of the AFS Review.
The AFS Review is an online publication that debuted in 2010
with the launch of the revised AFS website. Currently, it publishes a range of materials, including essays and
notes, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter
(news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.).
The goal of the AFS Review
is to serve as a vehicle for professional communication throughout the year on a variety of topics,
including—but not limited to—discussions of student issues and concerns;
reports on current research, projects, and other undertakings in the field;
considerations of ethical dilemmas; musings on current ideas, approaches, and
theories; descriptions of courses and teaching methods; queries about
documentary equipment and techniques; and guides to resources. AFS Review postings are open to comment from
AFS members, and thus the Review can
serve as a forum for discussion of opinions and issues as well as a news
The AFS Review editor has two main
Soliciting and editing non-news items (essays, thought pieces, opinion pieces)
from the membership for publication in the AFS
Review. In this work the editor can call upon the assistance of an AFS Review editorial board, which s/he
has the authority to appoint. Our goal is that the Review will publish at least one such item every month.
with the AFS staff to make certain that news of interest to our members is made
available through the Review.
editorship has a term of three years—January 2013 through December 2015—and
carries with it a stipend of $1,000 a year that may be used to support any of
the costs of the editor’s office and activities.
candidates should submit a letter articulating their vision for the AFS Review, detailing their
qualifications or areas of expertise, and proposing some future
content. Please include a current CV with this letter.
The deadline for submitting applications to AFS Associate
Lorraine Walsh Cashman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is September 15, 2012. Please submit your application as a Word or
PDF attachment to an email. If you have questions, please contact her at the
same email address.