CFP: Don Yoder and William A. Wilson Paper Prizes
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Posted by: Associate Administrator
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the
American Folklore Society invites submissions for TWO student prizes: The Don
Yoder Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper in Folk Belief or Religious
Folklife, with an honorarium of $500; and NOW a second prize, the William A.
Wilson Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Undergraduate Paper Prize; with an
honorarium of $250.
All research papers by undergraduate or graduate students, in English, written
after January 1 of the previous year (e.g., January 1, 2013 for the 2014
Prize), published or unpublished at the time of submission, and written on a
folk belief or religious folklife topic, broadly construed, are eligible.
Interested applicants must submit the following materials
- A cover letter specifying the date when the
paper was written; the conference, colloquium, or course where the paper has
been or will be submitted; or the publication in which it will be published.
- Entries must be fully footnoted for a reading
audience, using Journal of American Folklore citation style.
- Electronic submissions are preferred, sent to
the address below; however, if submitted by mail, please send three copies of
the paper, which should be a minimum of 8 pages, and a maximum of 40 pages,
double-spaced, with one-inch margins. PLEASE NOTE: To ensure blind judgment of
papers, please remove the author's name from the paper.
A short (100-word) biographical statement about
the author, including the author’s current graduate or undergraduate status,
and about the research.
A letter or e-mail from a faculty sponsor
endorsing submission of the paper.
online and postmark deadline for submissions is September 15. Any materials received after this deadline will not
Electronic submissions of papers are preferred; papers
and supporting documents should be sent as Microsoft Word document attachments
or pdf. Printed copies may be sent to the address below; please do not submit
Confirmation of receipt for electronic submissions will
be sent. One submission per person, please. Previous winners of the Folk Belief
and Religious Folklife Student Prizes are not eligible; except for winners of
the undergraduate student prize, who may later submit a new research paper for
the Don Yoder Prize. The papers will be evaluated by three judges who are
members of both the American Folklore Society and the Folk Belief and Religious
Folklife Section. The winner will be announced at the Section's business
meeting at the Society's annual meeting.
materials should be sent to:
Leonard Norman Primiano, Professor and Chair
Department of Religious Studies
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087 USA
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610 USA
See the bottom of
this AFS Section page http://www.afsnet.org/?page=FBRF
to join the Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section.