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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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Recent Releases
Friday, October 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Making Intangible Heritage, Along With Accompanying Film »
In Making Intangible Heritage:El Condor Pasa and Other Stories from UNESCO , Valdimar Tr. Hafstein—folklorist and officia...
Monday, October 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland »
The history of Irish literature is as vast as it is old. Known not only for having one of the oldest literatures in Europe...
Friday, October 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marvels and Tales: Volume 33, Issue 1 (2019) Thinking with Stories »
Marvels & Tales  is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The jour...
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Songs of the North Riding »
In 1962, Colin S. Wharton published his Leeds University degree thesis "Folk Songs from the North Riding." This thesis was...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transcribing Oral History »
Transcribing Oral History , by Teresa Bergen, offers a comprehensive guide to the transcription of qualitative interviews,...

Reports
Thursday, August 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accessibility Plans Updated for 2019 and Beyond »
The AFS Guidelines for Accessible Presentations and AFS’s larger accessibility efforts continue to evolve, as ways t...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on the Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage »
The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritag...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Recent Job Prospects for Folklorists »
By Rosalind V. Rini Larson (Indiana University) —  Ever wonder how many open folklore jobs there  really...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd Visits China »
In December 2017, AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd traveled to China for two weeks. His trip had five stops, all of them d...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director's State of the Society Address Delivered at 2017 AFS Business Meeting »
The following report on "The State of the Society" was delivered by Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at the AFS Annual...

Queries
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in the 2019 Anthropology MA Career Survey »
A team of graduate students from the University of North Texas, in cooperation with the American Anthropological Associati...
Tuesday, December 11, 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 Bo...
Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Query about Estonian “Pisu Hand” and Native Lore on Strange Creatures in Canada »
By Dee Eller — Hi, I have two questions if anyone knows.... 1. When I was a kid my mom who was Estonia...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information about the Historical Use of Folklore Questionnaires in Europe? »
By Dorian Juric (McMaster University) — Dear Folklorists, I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a resource for...
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...

In Memoriam
Monday, January 22, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Barbro Klein, 1938–2018 »
By Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett —  When I first came to New York City in 1972, Alan Dundes said, “You must me...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thomas Vennum, 1934–2017 »
By Guha Shankar (Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)  —  When the ne...
Thursday, September 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venetia Newall (1935-2017) »
By Elizabeth (Libby) Tucker (Binghamton University)  —  Venetia Newall was born in London in 1935 and pa...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Lightfoot (1940-2016) »
By Barry Lee Pearson (University of Maryland) with Sarah Lightfoot  —  Bill Lightfoot and his wife Elizab...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
William H. Wiggins Jr. (1934-2016) »
By Phyllis May-Machunda (Minnesota State University Moorhead)  —  Bill Wiggins was an academic and public...

Essays
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 2 »
By Mark Workman --Editors’ Note: At the 2014 annual meeting in Santa Fe, the AFS sponsored a session titled “Adv...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 1 »
By J. Sanford (Sandy) Rikoon  --Editors’ Note: “Advice From the Dark Side: University Administrators He...
Monday, April 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response to "Why I Can't Stand White Bellydancers" »
by Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)—   On March 4, 2014, Salon published an article, written by Randa...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Studies in China and the China Folklore Society: A Brief Introduction »
by Juwen Zhang (Willamette University/Dartmouth College) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, China...
Monday, October 8, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
On Jay Mechling’s “You Can’t Teach Folklore” »
by Bob Bethke (University of Delaware, retired) -- Editor’s note: The essay by Jay Mechling discussed in the...

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