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A Message from the LGBTQA Section Conveners
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2/14/2018 at 7:27:17 PM GMT
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A Message from the LGBTQA Section Conveners

Greetings! The LGBTQA section is eager to sponsor sessions at the 2018 AFS annual meeting in Buffalo, New York in October. We believe the theme of "No Illusions, No Exclusions"—particularly the "no exclusions" aspect—should provide many possibilities for our section to contribute to the conversation. If you are not yet a member of our section but would like to participate in our activities, we urge you to join. Information about the section can be found here.

If you already have a queer/LGBTQA+ folklore/folkloristics session planned and would like sponsorship from our section, please email the conveners (contact information below). Or, if you have an idea for a paper or other format of presentation that is relevant to our section and you would like to connect with others to form a session, please respond here, send out a message through our AFS section webpage (note you'll need to be a member to send a message to the group) or join the discussion in our Facebook group.

At our section meeting in Minneapolis last year, we also discussed having the section present an informative forum on queer folklore and folkloristics; i.e. something that will help connect AFS members with resources for queer folkloristic research (either research with a queer community, research that engages queer theory, or research done by a queer person; we have not yet narrowed down the precise topic). If you have ideas for topics the forum should cover, or for people whom you'd like to hear from on this kind of a panel, please also let us know. If you would like to be part of such a forum, please email the conveners with a brief description of your expertise, as well as your name, affiliation, and contact information.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Buffalo! Please also keep an eye out for additional section activities which will be announced soon, including a call for submissions for this year's LGBTQA Section paper prizes.

Meredith and Samuel, LGBTQA Section Conveners

Last edited Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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