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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFS Review is to give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Miraculous Tomcat and Other Stories »
The Miraculous Tomcat and Other Stories , a modern English translation by Meera Juncu of five classic Romanian folktales...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Participation in the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage E-Book »
The aim of this e-book by Filomena Sousa, The Participation in the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: The...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Indigenous and Ethnic Empowerment: Parity, Equity, and Strategy »
Indigenous, ethnic and rural peoples throughout the world struggle to effectively deal with the challenges triggered by ou...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Staging Fairyland: Folklore, Children’s Entertainment, and Nineteenth-Century Pantomime »
In nineteenth-century Britain, the spectacular and highly profitable theatrical form known as "pantomime" was part of a sh...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Flight of the Condor »
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein—folklorist, UNESCO delegate, and author of Making Intangible Heritage: El Condor Pasa and Other...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chinese Translation of Concepts and Methods in Folkloristics: Essays by Dan Ben-Amos »
A Chinese festschrift in honor of Professor Dan Ben-Amos was published by the China Social Sciences Press, Beijing, in Oct...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia »
Jonathan L. Ready's most recent work investigates both the construction of the Homeric simile and the performance of...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Narrative Culture Announces Latest Issue »
Affiliated with the  International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR),  Narrative Culture has announ...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Storytelling, Self, Society Announces Latest Issue »
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarship on a wide variety of topics related to oral narra...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lekuak: The Basque Places of Boise, Idaho »
Lekuak is a cultural journey through Boise, Idaho from a unique perspective: that of the indelible mark Basque immigrants...
Monday, October 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging »
Can traditional arts improve an older adult’s quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with...
Monday, October 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon”: The Folk in the City »
The Folklore and Ethnology Series of Lexington Books, edited by Simon J. Bronner and the late Barbro Klein, announces the...
Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JAF Releases Latest Issue on “Fake News” »
After a large number of papers about “Fake News” were proposed for the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Folklore Soc...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Folklore and Education Releases Special Volume: Common Ground: People and Our Places »
Working at the confluence of culture, environment, and education, this special Volume 5 (Issues 1 and 2) of JFE creates an...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black Lives Matter and Music: Protest, Intervention, Reflection »
Black Lives Matter and Music: Protest, Intervention, Reflection , edited by Fernando Orejuela and Stephanie Uku Shonekan w...
Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet »
The essays in this volume, edited by Trevor J. Blank and Lynne S. McNeill, explore the menacing figure of Slender Man...
Monday, September 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities »
Kathleen Van Buren and Brian Schrag’s new book, Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities , pro...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Children’s Folklore Review Goes Digital, Open Access with Latest Issue »
The editor at the  Children’s Folklore Review (CFR)   is proud to announce the release of a new volume (#39). A...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative »
When and under what circumstances are disaster survivors able to speak for themselves in the public arena? In Consuming Ka...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The RAI Releases "A Donation To the Museum" Documentary On-Demand »
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland’s (the RAI) documentary A Donation to the Museum is now...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Motion in Practice: Collective Creation through Dance Movement Improvisation »
Group Motion —an improvisational dance performance practice—represents fifty years of co-creation by the authors, with the...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port of Spain: The Construction of a Caribbean City, 1888–1962 »
In this wide-ranging study, Stephen Stuempfle explores the transformation of the landscape (material environment) of Port...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
One Rough Life, Ted Ashlaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer »
This is the first book devoted to a northern New York State lumberjack who was an unaccompanied traditional singer of folk...
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Song King: Connecting People, Places, and Past in Contemporary China »
When itinerant singers from China’s countryside become iconic artists, worlds collide. The lives and performances of these...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
KIN S FUR »
Folklorist Margaret Yocom’s book of erasure poems with their fairy tale source text has just been published by Deerbrook E...
Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folksongs of Another America »
Challenging and considerably broadening popular and scholarly definitions of American folk music, Folksongs of Another Am...
Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tradition Today Releases Latest Issue »
The Centre for English Traditional Heritage is pleased to announce that Tradition Today issue 7 has now been uploaded to...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transforming Anthropology Releases Latest Issue »
As the chief publication of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Transforming Anthropology advances scholarship acr...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Narrative Culture Releases Latest Issue »
The editors of  Narrative Culture,  an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal studying narrative as a broad...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural Analysis Announces Latest Volume »
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture, Cultural Analys...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Folkways Magazine Releases Latest Issue »
A publication of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Folkways Magazine  ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Ballad and Its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of Memory »
The ballad genre, and its material, are frequently backward-looking in terms of subject and style: it is ideally suited to...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding Cultural Policy »
Released in early 2018, Understanding Cultural Policy provides a practical, comprehensive introduction to thinking abou...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extraordinary Ordinary People Available on iTunes »
Extraordinary Ordinary People , directed by Alan Govenar, 84 min., is available now on iTunes. "A celebration o...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PFP Announces Release of Because of the War »
The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) is excited to announce the release of the trailer for its latest movie, Because...

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