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CFP: The Annual Conference of the Folklore Society: Folklore, Learning and Literacies

Monday, November 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The forthcoming Spring Conference of the Folklore Society will be on the theme of Folklore, Learning and Literacies, held in London on April 24–6, 2020.

This conference of the Folklore Society will address issues such as:

  • The uses of traditional folklore in formal education;
  • The relationship between formal education and vernacular practices;
  • Informal learning structures in trades and professions;
  • Family and kin as transmitters of songs and performance traditions;
  • School idiolects, customs and costumes;
  • Children’s lore and language: topical rhymes, parodies, the child’s calendar;
  • Mnemonics and tongue-twisters;
  • Proverbs and how they are learnt...or mislearnt;
  • Acquiring verbal fluency; for example, flitting and rapping;
  • Schoolchildren in folklore, from Little St. Hugh to the Worst Witch....;
  • Supernatural beings who impart skills and knowledge;
  • Folklore in children’s literature, television, films, and computer games.

Proposals for papers of twenty minutes should be sent to the Folklore Society at, or 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT, UK, by January 12,  2020.

Telephone +44 (0) 203 915 3034

Conference fees:

 Concessions: £110 (speakers, Folklore Society members)

Standard rate: £160

Fee includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

Single day rates available.

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