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Instructions for Submitting a Diamond Presentation
On the basis of their increasing popularity among scholars and with the inspiration of a successful experiment undertaken at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Nashville, the American Folklore Society invites individual proposals in what we are calling the Diamond format, a formalized presentation genre structured by time and images:

Individual Diamond presentations are seven minutes long and are organized around 21 slides that are set to advance automatically every 20 seconds.

Required Materials: 

  • the text of your short (100-word) and long (500-word) abstract, to be pasted into text boxes
  • a Word .doc containing only the short abstract to be attached to the online form

Proposal Process: Diamond presentations fall within the category of "individual presentations." The path for submitting the proposal begins on the 2011 Annual Meeting page, with the link for "submitting a presentation or session proposal online." Each individual diamond presenter must submit her registration, registration fee payment, and the online individual proposal form, including long and short abstracts for the presentation.


You must attach to the proposal form a Word document containing your short abstract. Before you begin your submission, please prepare the Word document using AFS style, so you can attach it to the form later in the process.

You must submit your proposal no later than March 31, 2011.

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