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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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Folklorists in the News
Friday, May 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maribel Alvarez Discusses How Folklore Serves as a Lens in Studying Global Issues »
Maribel Alvarez  describes folklore as a discipline that understands the ways of knowing that is grasped by oral trad...
Thursday, May 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Guardian Features Review of Maria Tatar's 2020 Publication »
Kathryn Hughes of  The Guardian  reviews Maria Tatar's  The Fairest of Them All:  Snow White and 21...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maribel Alvarez Comments on Circulating Legends about the Inventor of Hand Sanitizer »
Los Angeles Times  cites folklorist Maribel Alvarez who states that legends of Lupe Hernandez, a nursing student from...
Sunday, April 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paula Krebs Highlights the Importance of Humanities »
MLA executive director Paula Krebs, calls for a new Works Progess Administration (WPA) for the humanities. She cites folkl...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Andrea Kitta Discusses Narratives that Arise out of Anxieties Surrounding Contagions »
In an article in  The Eastern Carolinian,  Andrea Kitta comments on the various narratives—some harmful while...
Friday, April 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jeana Jorgensen Examines "Folklore, Pandemic, and You" »
Jeanna Jorgensen lays out how folklore is a good analytic tool as well as a "social and soulful balm" during a pandemic in...
Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maribel Alvarez Calls Folklorists "Archivists of the Arts of Coping" »
Maribel Alvarez, of the University of Arizona Southwest Center, identifies folklorists as "first responders" in times of g...
Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sheila Bock Explores "Deliberate Infectors & Exotic Origins: The Folklore behind COVID-19" »
Sheila Bock examines the ways in which people's reactions to the novel coronavirus pandemic have mirrored other, earlier p...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York Times Explores Collecting Culture on the Internet »
The New York Times spotlights the efforts of the Library of Congress to document internet culture, with a shout-out to Joh...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aljazeera Asks Andrea Kitta about Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories »
An Aljazeera news article features Andrea Kitta, who explains that conspiracy theories around COVID-19 recycle themes of...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wanda Addison "Folklorist of the Month" in the African American Folklorist »
A full-length interview with Wanda Addison appears in the premiere edition of The African American Folklorist , a newspap...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
James Deutsch Describes "The Values—and Dangers—of Folklore during a Global Pandemic" »
James Deutsch shares how folklore--and a folklorists' perspective--helps make sense of the glut of information surrounding...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Article on Baltimore's HonFest Cites David Puglia »
In his 2018 published book Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon,”  David Puglia examines Baltimoreans...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elizabeth Tucker and Simon Bronner Cited in Article about College Campus Legends »
AFS members Elizabeth Tucker and Simon Bronner contribute their insights on college campus legends in an article featured...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multiple News Outlets Share Andrea Kitta's Take on Epidemics »
Andrea Kitta connects current behavior during the coronavirus outbreak to past epidemics, drawing on research from her boo...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anne Pryor and Annie Hatch Join American-Scandinavian Foundation »
AFS members Anne Pryor and Annie Hatch have joined the American-Scandinavian Foundation 's (ASF) Scandinavian Folk Arts...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emily Blejwas Announced as New Executive Director of Alabama Folklife Association »
The Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) has announced a new Executive Director. Earlier in March, Emily Blejwas started as...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Norma Cantú Named Finalist for Literary Award »
The Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) has recognized AFS president Norma Cantú, naming her novel  Cabañu...
Thursday, February 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barry Jean Ancelet Comments on Mardi Gras Soundtrack on Good Morning Acadiana »
KATC TV went to folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet to learn more about music traditions in Mardi Gras celebrations in southern...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aria Code Podcast Features Maria Tatar on Rossini's Cinderella Opera »
The latest episode of the Aria Code podcast focuses on the history and contemporary resonance of fairy tales and the C...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Milwaukee NPR Features Simon Bronner in Interview about New Year’s Resolutions and Traditions »
Simon Bronner explains the origins of New Year’s traditions to Milwaukee’s NPR Station, WUWM 89.7. You can listen to the e...
Thursday, January 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant from the American Religious Sounds Project Rewarded to AFS Member Leonard Primiano »
The American Folklore Society’s member, Leonard Norman Primiano, PhD, was awarded an American Religious Sound Project (ARS...
Friday, November 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Langston Wilkins Explains Popularity of Fred Rogers and Dolly Parton in Wall Street Journal »
Exploring the reach of pop icons Fred Rogers and Dolly Parton as folk heroes, a recent Wall Street Journal writer turned t...
Friday, October 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beverly Stoeltje Recognized by AFS Panels, Indiana University News »
Two AFS Meeting panels honor the work of Beverly Stoeltje, and Indiana University’s  News at IU  helps explain w...
Monday, September 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New Yorker Examines Legislative Threat to POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews »
A recent article in the New Yorker explores the legislation of memory and the jeapordized future of POLIN Museum of th...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AP News Takes Note of Wolfgang Mieder's Proverb Library at University of Vermont »
More coverage of the Wolfgang Mieder International Proverb Library at the University of Vermont has hit the presses, thi...
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diane Golstein Recognized with ISCLR's Lifetime Achievement Award »
Diane Goldstein was named the recipient of the Linda Dégh Lifetime Achievement Award given by the I nternational Soci...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The NEH Awards Grants to Two Projects by AFS Members »
On August 12, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it is awarding $29 million in awards for 214...
Monday, August 19, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
"Henry Glassie: Field Work" to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019 »
A feature-length documentary film about folklorist Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will h...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Philadelphia Folklore Project Welcomes Naomi Strum-Wijesinghe as New Executive Director »
Naomi Strum-Wijesinghe joins the Philadelphia Folklore Project as their new executive director. The Board of Directors and...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maida Owens Discusses How Hurricanes Impact Traditions on NPR »
NPR recently aired a news story entitled “ Storms, Rising Seas Threaten Louisiana's Unique Mix Of Cultures ” in which...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chronicle of Higher Education Spotlights Wolfgang Mieder’s Proverb Library at University of Vermont »
The story behind the newly established Wolfgang Mieder International Proverb Library at the University of Vermont, ho...
Sunday, July 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anna Fariello Receives Southern Highland Craft Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award »
Author and curator Anna Fariello received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Folk Art Center during the annual meeting of...
Thursday, June 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorist Bob Fulcher Receives 2019 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship »
Bob Fulcher is the recipient of the 2019 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship, which recognizes an individua...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Ferris and Dust-to-Digital Team Win Two GRAMMY Awards for Best Historical Album and Album Notes »
Bill Ferris, UNC professor emeritus, won two GRAMMY Awards on Sunday for  “ Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Music...

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