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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.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

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Queries
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Omani Folktales - Invitation to Collaborate »
I am an Associate Professor in literature who has been doing cultural studies/ anthropology research in Southern Oman for...
Monday, May 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Query: Growth of Spiritual and Religious Movements in the US »
My name is François Rossi. I am a French journalist currently working on a report studying the cultural development of the...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Query about Monsters and Imaginary Beasts »
By Nick Norlen -- I'm a freelance journalist working on an article tracking down the origin of a single line of an...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decorated Mortarboards: Forms and Meanings »
Are you decorating your grad cap for commencement this year? Have you decorated one in the past? Join Dr. Sheila Bock...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate Student Seeks Help Finding Michigan Lumberjack Folktales »
Eugene Penzien, a graduate student at the University of Houston, is conducting a semester-long project on Michigan folktal...

Reports
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director's State of the Society Address Delivered at 2017 AFS Business Meeting »
The following report on "The State of the Society" was delivered by Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at the AFS Annual...
Friday, December 2, 2016   (3 Comments - view/add)
Honoring Lydia Cabrera's Story: Altar, Performance, and the Living Archive »
by Solimar Otero and Kay Turner -- The American Folklore Society honored Cuban folklorist Lydia Cabrera (1899-1991), proli...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Sustainers’ Fund Campaign: Final Report »
By Michael Ann Williams (2014-2015 AFS President ) -- I am very happy to report that 95 AFS members and friends contrib...
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 8, 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...

Essays
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 2 »
By Mark Workman --Editors’ Note: At the 2014 annual meeting in Santa Fe, the AFS sponsored a session titled “Adv...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 1 »
By J. Sanford (Sandy) Rikoon  --Editors’ Note: “Advice From the Dark Side: University Administrators He...
Monday, April 7, 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 8, 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...

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