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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, 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 give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Election Now Open »
The 2015 American Folklore Society election is now open, and will remain open through 12:01 AM EST (UTC-5) on January 1, 2...
12 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorists' Book-and-Recording Publications Featured in New York Times »
Three folklorists' book-and-musical-recording-box-set publications--Henry Glassie, Clifford Murphy, and Doug Peach's Ola...
Friday, November 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph P. Goodwin (1952-2015) »
Beloved Folklorist Joseph P. Goodwin passed away at his home in Muncie, Indiana, on November 16, 2015. Joseph P. Goodwin e...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) »
Gladys-Marie Fry – folklorist and African American textiles scholar – passed away November 7, 2015. The following remembra...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
BEHOLD! New Lebanon Named Recipient of $175,000 J.M.K. Innovation Prize »
BEHOLD! New Lebanon, the nation’s first living museum of contemporary rural American life, has been chosen to receive the...

Did You Know...?
Sunday, November 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Join or Renew AFS Sections at Any Time! »
Anyone can join AFS sections at any time, and members can support section activities by submitting dues payments wheneve...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Publore Listserv Connects the Public Folklore Community »
The independent Publore listserv is a valuable tool and communication link that serves the public folklore community. Thou...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-Net Supports International Scholarship in Folklore »
Scholars can be among the first to hear of calls for papers and conferences from around the world with the help of H-Net:...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
These Useful Links Will Help You Prepare for the Annual Meeting »
If you are attending the 2015 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, there are a number of useful links accessible from our main An...
Thursday, September 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
As in Past Years, Annual Meeting Memorial Table Provides Place to Remember Departed Colleagues »
Anyone can contribute to the annual Memorial Board and Table, inspired by the many folk traditions that commemorate th...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working Waterfront Resources of Interest to Folklorists »
The National Working Waterfront Network – an organization aimed at preserving working waterfronts and waterways – featur...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklore Society Announces 2015 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Recipient »
At its recent annual meeting in Long Beach, California, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named prominent American folkl...
Monday, October 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Information for AFS Annual Meeting Attendees »
1. Program changes As in the past, all meeting registrants will receive a program book with an insert of program c...
Thursday, October 08, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Southeastern Regional Highlights at AFS Annual Meeting »
by Lydia Ann Garza, Independent, Southeast Folklore -- The following workshops and presentations are highly recommended fo...
Thursday, October 08, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Cultural Diversity Committee to Hold Panels and Open Forum at Annual Meeting »
The Cultural Diversity Committee will be holding two panel sessions and an open forum at the Long Beach Public Library on...

Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preliminary Report on the 2015 Annual Meeting: Response and Outcomes »
The Society held its 126th annual meeting, on the theme "Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments," on October 14-17, 2015,...
Monday, December 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three New Consultancy and Professional Development Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've recently added three new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies and professional development o...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Folklore and Historic Preservation Policy: Toward a Richer Sense of Place »
by Laurie Kay Sommers, with members of the AFS Working Group in Folklore and Hist...
Monday, July 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Best Practices for Facility Ownership Posted to AFS Website »
We've just added a new  report by Jill Breit on best practices for facility ownership to the AFS Consultancy and...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two New Consultancy and Professional Development Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've just added two new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies and professional development opportuniti...

Monday, April 07, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response to "Why I Can't Stand White Bellydancers" »
by Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)—   On March 4, 2014, Salon published an article, written by Randa...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Studies in China and the China Folklore Society: A Brief Introduction »
by Juwen Zhang (Willamette University/Dartmouth College) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, China...
Monday, October 08, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
On Jay Mechling’s “You Can’t Teach Folklore” »
by Bob Bethke (University of Delaware, retired) -- Editor’s note: The essay by Jay Mechling discussed in the...
Monday, September 17, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
Time for a Dialogue? »
by Lee Haring -- Folklore studies and translation studies are two fields that have grown and matured in recent years,...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Legendary Takes on Hurricane Katrina »
This essay is a redacted version of the first section of a much longer article that will appear in the Spring 2012  ...

Calls for Submissions
Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Annual Meeting »
The 2016 Joint Meeting of the American Folklore Society (AFS) and the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (I...
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFA: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion and Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships »
The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Rese...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Invites Applicants for Traditional Arts Touring »
The South is home to an abundance of traditional art forms whether they are indigenous to the region, or reflect the tradi...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Submissions: The 2016 Issue of Folklore and Education »
The Journal of Folklore and Education is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access K-16 journal published annually by Loc...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Fantastic Material(s): Things and the Workings of the Non-Real »
The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia, Poland is hosting a conference entitled Fa...

Professional Opportunities
Monday, November 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The University of Oregon Offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultures »
The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications f...
Monday, November 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The University of Tasmania Seeks Associate Professor/Professor in Cultural and/or Heritage Tourism »
The University of Tasmania is looking for an inspirational leader and highly creative senior academic with a focus on the...
Friday, November 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fellowship Supports Grad Student in Summer Architectural History Project »
The HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship is a joint program of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the...
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
School for Advanced Research Offers 2016 Summer Scholar Fellowships »
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM, invites applications for its 2016 Summer Scholar Fellowships....
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aichi University Invites Applications for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of American Studies »
The Department of Comparative Culture in the Faculty of International Communication, Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan, invi...

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