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AFS Guide 2020 for Transnational Asia/Pacific Section Members

Wednesday, October 14, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kinsey Brooke

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section conveners have curated a selection of papers/events that may be of interest to TAP members. It includes sections sponsored by the TAP section or papers as well as events that feature TAP members.

TAP Sponsored Sessions: All times displayed are in (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Transnational Asia/Pacific Section Guide to AFS 2020:

03-02 Social and Cultural Implications and Metaphor of Covid-19 and Plague
Thursday 7:30 pm–9:00 pm

Other Sessions of Interest

Candidates Forum

  • Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

New Directions in Folklore and Historic Preservation

  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

01-03 Traditions Recentering around Time at the Peripheries of Modernity

  • Wednesday 10:30 am–12:00 pm

On Race and Racism: Breakout Sessions for Further Conversation following the Utley Panel

  • Friday  4:00 pm–5:30 pm

08-02 Building and Revitalizing Communities

  • Saturday  10:30 am–12:00 pm

09-06 Stories as Sustenance: Adaptations of Mo‘olelo Across Time

  • Saturday  2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Individual Papers of Interest


01-04 Counter Narratives

  • Wednesday  10:30 am–12:00 pm

Rewriting Folks and Legends and Marginalization of Indigenous Narratives in India
Bina Kumari Sengar (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University)

03-03 Public Folklore on Display

  • Wednesday  7:30 pm–9:00 pm

The Possibility of Re-Establishing Order in Festivals: With Special References to Mikoshi Parades in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Takafumi Misumi (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Monsters on Display: Shape-Shifting Research and Modes of Exhibition

Felicia Katz-Harris (Museum of International Folk Art)


04-02 Preserving Traditions

  • Thursday  10:30 am–12:00 pm

Kangra Painting: A Scrutiny through the Folkloristic Lens of Art, Tradition and Mythology
Smriti Dutt (Ambedkar University Delhi)

04-05 Rethinking Performance: The Corpus and the Corporeal

  • Thursday  10:30 am–12:00 pm

Kathak as a Legacy: Understanding Tawaif Community through Its Art Form
Meetali Srivastava (Ambedkar University Delhi)

05-02 Beliefs about Phrases: Proverbs and Etymologies

  • Thursday  2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Proverbiality Revisited
Erik A.  Aasland (Fuller Theological Seminary)


06-02 Linguistic Regimes

  • Friday  10:30 am–12:00 pm

The Secret Language of Marginalization: Hijraism and Farsi
Himani Srivastava (Ambedkar University Delhi)

07-03 Nostalgic Reflections

  • Friday  2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Nostalgia and the “Good Life”: Visions of the Self and Nation in Turkey
Nathan Young (The Ohio State University)


09-03 Upsetting Knowledge Regime

  • Saturday  2:00 pm–3:30 pm 

Cultural Carriers and the Scientific Metaphors of Tradition in China
Timothy Thurston (University of Leeds)

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