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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, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS Board Backs Mentoring at Annual Meeting »
Mentoring and being mentored are important aspects of any career, whether those relationships are formal or informal, shor...
Monday, June 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites »
Open Folklore ( ), the AFS-Indiana University portal to open-access folklore scholarship, is preser...
Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting News Will be Available in June »
The 2014 local planning and review committees are very busy these days making arrangements and decisions for our upcoming...
Friday, April 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Have Two Ways to Access JSTOR »
Individuals who have limited or no opportunity to use a research library can gain direct access to JSTOR journal archives...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Evening and Weekend Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline f...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus Keywords for Your Proposal Will Make Your Work More Accessible »
All 2014 Annual Meeting proposal forms ask for keywords approved by the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus that describe the...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 27 is the Deadline for New Memberships for Those Who Want to Submit a Proposal »
Submitting a 2014 Annual Meeting proposal requires meeting registration. Student and low-income members of AFS enjoy consi...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discussion is Everything in Annual Meeting Forums »
One of the strengths of the AFS Annual Meeting is the creativity of session organizers, who sometimes find ways to present...
Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Help AFS (and Yourself) by Updating Your Online Member Profile »
Keeping up-to-date contact information in your member profile is one of the easiest ways you can help to stretch your memb...
Friday, January 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Chicago Folklore Prize Committee is Now Receiving Submissions from Publishers »
Since 1904, the Chicago Folklore Prize has named the year’s best book-length work in folklore scholarship. The Prize, th...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Predatory Publishers Often Target Conference Presenters »
Some publishers use conference programs, like the AFS Annual Meeting program, to generate distribution lists to solicit su...
Monday, November 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's Not Too Late to Get Your 2013 AFS T-Shirt »
The remaining stock of 2012 and 2013 Annual Meeting t-shirts can be purchased in our online store at
Monday, October 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-Net Commons Archives Teaching Projects and Primary Sources »
From H-Net: One of the most important components of our mission is to assist teachers in the humanities and social sc...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate Students Can Still Sign Up for Breakfast with Fellows, Grad Lounge »
The Graduate Student Lounge will be open from Thursday through Saturday for graduate students to come sit, relax, snack...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Annual Meeting is Also a Time to Remember »
The AFS offers two ways to pay tribute at the annual meeting to our colleagues who have died since the last gathering. T...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Aid for Professional Development and Shares the Results »
For more than four years AFS has supported consultancies for public folk arts organizations and agencies, and profess...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
September 10 is the Deadline for Applying for Annual Meeting Mentor »
AFS is still accepting applications from currently enrolled students who want to participate in a mentorship/shadowing pro...
Monday, August 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Being a Folklorist is "in the [US] National Interest" »
Folklorist and radio producer Rachel Hopkin of Las Vegas recently wrote on her website ( ): "In the...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Course Syllabus Can Support the Society and the Field »
If you are preparing readings for courses, please be aware that there are two easy ways that you can help the Society and...
Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Offers Substantial Fellowships to Recent PhDs Interested in Public Service »
Did you know that AFS's membership in the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) enables our members who are recen...
Friday, June 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Journal of American Folklore Is Only One of AFS's Many Publications »
Many people think that AFS publishes only the  Journal of American Folklore , but did you know that the A...
Monday, May 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Annual Reports Trace Developments Since Late 1990s Strategic Planning »
Annual reports describing AFS's activities for most of the last 12 years are available on the AFS web site. You can find...
Monday, April 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Are Willing to Serve as Promotion and Tenure Reviewers »
AFS maintains on online roster of senior scholars willing to serve as promotion and tenure reviewers for younger scholar...
Friday, March 29, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Submitting a Proposal over the Weekend »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for s...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
JFRR Delivers Reviews to Your Inbox »
Starting its eighth year of operation, the Journal of Folklore Research Reviews publishes quality reviews of scholarly...
Thursday, February 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting "Diamonds" Are Compressed, Multifaceted, Beautiful, (Hard)--and Conversation-Starters »
Diamond presentations are quickly emerging as an important presentation alternative at the AFS Annual Meeting....
Monday, January 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Now is the Time for Submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize »
Now is the time of year when submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize begin swamping the AFS office, the numerous packa...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changing Your Own Profile Preferences Can Make the Member Directory Easier to Use »
AFS members can use the  Member Directory  to find registered members, one or many, by name or by attribute. H...
Monday, December 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Publore Celebrates Sweet 16 »
The Publore listserv has served the public folklore community for 16 years. Claude Stephenson of New Mexico Ar...
Friday, November 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting in the 2012 AFS Election Ends December 31 »
One month of the 2012 AFS election period has already passed. If you have not already cast your vote, please do so in Dece...
Friday, November 9, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 Annual Meeting T-Shirts Are Available in the Online Store »
If you missed your chance to pick up the 2012 Annual Meeting t-shirt, it's not too late. The remaining stock is available...
Thursday, August 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using JSTOR instead of course packets benefits AFS »
As you prepare for the new academic year, those of you who teach can provide an important--and easily accomplished--servic...
Friday, July 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
There's Help in FAQ for Posting to Forums and the Folklore Wiki »
Would you like to add your blog or book to the Folklore Wiki? Post a comment in a Forum? Both use a text editor that...
Thursday, July 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Receipts for Online Transactions are Stored in Your Profile »
If you signed in and paid for something on the AFS website -- whether it was a donation, an AFS membership or Section rene...
Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prize Deadlines Approach »
A number of AFS prizes and AFS Section prizes will be awarded at the 2012 Annual Meeting in October; the deadlines for s...

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