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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.

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Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 AFS Annual Meeting Essential Information »
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society will take place in Buffalo, New York on October 17–20, 2018. ...
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorists, Take Note and Apply: ACLS Offers Fellowships for Work in the Humanities »
All AFS members need to be aware of, and whenever appropriate to apply for, ACLS fellowships. Here's the story:...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Presidential Commentary on AFS “Report on Recent Job Prospects for Folklorists” »
Dear friends,    Newly published in the AFS Review, our Report on Recent Job Prospects for Folklo...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marta Weigle, 1944–2018 »
Marta Weigle, an acclaimed cultural historian and critical analyst, died on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Throughout...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Ferris' Work Profiled in The Guardian »
This week renowned British newspaper  The Guardian profiled the contributions of folklorist and AFS member Bill Fe...

Did You Know...?
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Contribution to the Sustainers’ Fund Helps Support Student Travel and More »
The AFS Sustainers’ Fund supports the AFS mission by funding projects and initiatives of the current year, including trave...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Deadlines for Annual Meeting Travel Support for Students Are Approaching »
The American Folklore Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual m...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Submit Jobs to be Posted on the AFS Website »
Is there a faculty opening in your department that a folklorist might be able to fill? Are there any open pos...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Decide which Mailings AFS Will Send You »
Do you prefer to receive print copies of the Journal of American Folklore , or would you rather save paper and only read...
Sunday, April 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Get Involved in Writing Featured Content for the AFS Website! »
Is there a folklorist you've long admired and would like to get to know?  Is there someone doing innovative work that...

Featured Folklorist
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Featured Folklorist: Hannah Davis (New York Folklore Society) »
Hannah Davis is the Upstate New York Regional Representative for Folk Arts at the New York Folklore Society. She holds a B...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Featured Folklorist: Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (University of Kentucky) »
By Eleanor Hasken (Indiana University) — Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby is currently the department chair f...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Featured Folklorist: Olivia Cadaval (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) »
In preparation for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival program, Olivia Cadaval (gray pants) meets with members of Banda Bril...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Featured Folklorist: Robert Dobler (Indiana University) »
By Eleanor Hasken (Indiana University) —  In this interview with Robert Dobler, a lecturer at Indiana Universi...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Featured Folklorist: Karen Canning (GLOW Traditions) »
Folklorist Karen Canning (black flowered shirt) with tradition bearers Adriana Alatriste and daughter Emily, Marta Aguilar...

Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Artist Seeking Collaboration for Creation of Catalogued Directory of Traditional Dances in Benin »
The query below was sent to AFS from Mr. Vianney Jean-Marie M. Vidjennagni , an artist, dancer, actor, and choreographer...
Saturday, May 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decorated Mortarboards: Forms and Meanings »
Are you decorating your grad cap for commencement this year? Have you decorated one in the past? Join Dr. Sheila B...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Request for Impact Studies or Analyses of Folk and Traditional Arts Programs (etc.) »
By Cliff Murphy (National Endowment for the Arts) — Dear AFS members, We are requesting copies of white pap...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can You Help Anthony Hogg Find Vance’s Vampires? »
By Anthony Hogg —  In 1893, a member of American Folklore Society gave a talk about vampires to the New York b...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Omani Folktales - Invitation to Collaborate »
I am an Associate Professor in literature who has been doing cultural studies/ anthropology research in Southern Oman for...

Recent Releases
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)
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...

Calls for Submissions
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society »
The Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society will take place June 19–21, 2019 at the Polytechnic Institu...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering »
The 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering will take place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia,...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: “Sounding Community, Communities of Sound” Graduate Symposium »
The Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting abstracts an...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: EFDSS Folk Song Conference 2018 »
Every year, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) organizes at least one full-scale scholarly conference, devote...
Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 26th International Conference on Learning »
The Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Learning will be held July 24–26, 2019 at Queen's University Belfast in Belfa...

Professional Opportunities
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Seeks Folk Arts Coordinator »
An arts service organization and presenter called  The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes  seeks a full-t...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MSAC Seeks Special Projects and Grants Assistant »
The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, contractual, Special Projects and Gra...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Salisbury, MD Seeks Marketplace Coordinator for 78th National Folk Festival »
The Salisbury Arts and Entertainment District seeks a Marketplace Coordinator for the 78th National Folk Festival....
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ARSC Seeks Editor for ARSC Journal »
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) invites applications from individuals with editorial and/or publishi...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Offers Curatorial Fellowship in African American/African Diaspora Art »
The inaugural Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellowship in African American and Art of the African Diaspora at the Memphis Broo...

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