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AFS Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section Invites Submissions for Patai Student Prize

Thursday, March 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society and the Committee on the Anthropology of Jews and Judaism of the American Anthropological Association invite submissions for its Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology, awarded for the best unpublished student paper on Jewish folklore and ethnology completed between June 2013 and June 2014. Submissions are reviewed by an international committee and notifications are made by October 2014. Papers sent for the prize are considered submissions to the book series Jewish Cultural Studies (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford, UK, and should not be under review with any other publication. The winner of the prize receives $200 and a citation from the American Folklore Society.

The criteria for submissions are:

1. Papers will be written in English. Approaches to the subject cover Jewish material and apply folkloristic and ethnological perspectives.

2. The length of papers is of publishable essay length–usually 8,000–12,000 words. The citation style uses in-text citations and a reference list.

3. Submitted unpublished paper was written by a student between June 2013 and June 2014, and not submitted for publication.

4. Papers should be submitted electronically in Word on or before July 1, 2014, to

5. Submitters give their contact information, including postal and email address; submitters should identify the university and department (give course and professor's name if appropriate) where the paper was prepared.

The prize honors the late Raphael Patai (1910–1996), renowned Hungarian-Jewish folklorist and ethnologist who taught at the Hebrew University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Princeton University, and Ohio State University.

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