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Southeastern Regional Highlights at AFS Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
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by Lydia Ann Garza, Independent, Southeast Folklore -- The following workshops and presentations are highly recommended for folklorists working in the Southeastern region of the U.S. as it represents the diversity of the region and its influences on folklore, both past and present. How does the landscape of southern folklore affect society’s view of the region? Questions to consider are how politics and race play a part in the American perspective on Southern folklore. Consider also how population changes, gender roles and diversity also affect and change contemporary folklore to speak to these audiences. Areas highlighted are in music, race/gender roles and the Latino perspective in the backdrop of Southern tradition. How do new identities shape and form a new contemporary folklore in the South? 

Music Across Genres Represented As Folklore

06-02 Musical Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments: Cultural Exchange and the Global and Historical Roots of Mountain Music

09-02 Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line

03-13 Brand New Old Songs: Recycling the 1934 Louisiana French Lomax Collection

03-13 Reimagined Appalachian Old-Time Music Cultures among Trainhopping Punks 

09-01 A Conversation with John Szwed

07-02 Film: O Poder da Criação: Female Trailblazers and Innovators of Samba-Reggae Music from Salvador

Friday, 8:00–9:30 p.m. Phillips Barry Lecture: Afro-Mestizo Imaginaries in "Música Tropical”: Gender Differences in the Representation of African Mexican Subjectivities in Musical Expressions

07-02 Films: Documenting Dance and Music Traditions in Colombia and Brazil through Digital Ethnographies

07-08 Encounters with Death and the Enactment of Legend: The Importance of Ghost and Legend Tourism as Cultural Performance in New Orleans 

08-14 The Blues Dance Aesthetic: An Articulation of Identity at Steel City Blues Festival 

Gender Roles, Tradition and Local Landscapes

01-12 Countering Resistance to Teaching "The Local”: Enacting Place-Based Pedagogy with Preservice English Teachers

06-07 Photographic Representations of Appalachia: Counteracting Stereotypes

08-01 Return to the Appalachians: Maud Karpeles and Sidney Robertson Cowell Retrace the Steps of Cecil Sharp  

05-09 A Survey and Typology of Cairns in Rural Southern Cemeteries

04-02 Is the Advocate Always Right?: Museums, Public Programs, and Peoplework

01-09 Folk/Ag Part I: Ecologies of Place—Cultural Landscape, Environment, and Women’s Food Production

 02-09 "Whose Land Is It, Anyway?”: Enacting Ethics, Encountering the State, and Doing Ecology in Contemporary Sustainable Agricultures

06-07 Food, Family, and Life: Representations of a Chicano Experience in the Art of Joe Lopez

09-13 Becoming "American” through Ethnic Grocery Stores: Occupational Folklife, Ethnicity, and Food

09-11 Faith in Blackface: Racist Representations and Touristic Play in New Orleans "Voodoo”  

09-08 I Am Not My Hair, or Am I? 

02-14 The "Warlike Maiden”: Spenser’s Britomart as the Site of Gender Trouble

08-02 Performing Sexuality: Vernacular Queer Latina/o Cultures in the Americas

08-02 Queer Mexicanidad: Migration and Homosocial Spaces in Houston 

08-02 In the Water with Inle: Queer Legacies in Afro-Latina/o Religious Folklore

02-06 The Intersection of Gesture and Costume in Neoburlesque: An Ethnographic Study 

The Latino/a Representations in Contemporary Folklore

06-10 Ritual and Pageantry en las Americas

06-10 La Niña de la Portada: Quinceañera Aesthetics and the Making of "Miss Cover Girl”

09-06 Between Earth and Sky: Transcendence and Symbolic Encounters of Reality and the Fairy Tale in Pan’s Labyrinth

06-10 Performing an Imagined Past: The Princess Pocahontas Pageant in Laredo, Texas

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