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Folklore and Literature at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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The Folklore and Literature Section has identified the following AFS 2017 panel sessions and events as those most relevant to the interests of the section as a whole.


Thursday, October 19


02-14 "Medieval Women: Foodways and Food Fears"
Sponsored by the Foodways Section, the Medieval and Early Modern Section and the Women’s Section
Lafayette Bay
Chair: Judith Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)

“A Woman’s Weapon: Poison and Witchcraft in Medieval Scandinavian Folklore”
Amber J. Rose (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

“‘The Deuyll and She Be Syb’: Food, Sex, and Gender in the Middle Ages”
Theresa A. Vaughan (University of Central Oklahoma)

“Reading The Cheese Nun and Medieval Dairymaids: Sensuality, Costume, and Ideology”
Kristen M. McAndrews (University of Hawai'i, Mānoa)

7:00 pm

Resistance, Reclamation and Re-Creation in Minnesota Native American Women’s Storytelling
Ballroom 1/2
Rhonda R. Dass (Minnesota State University, Mankato) and Margarita B. Martín-Dale (independent)
[co-sponsored by the Folklore and Literature section]


Friday, October 20


04-05: "Revisitations: Cycling Back to Tradition"
Elk Lake
Chair: Montana Miller (Bowling Green State University)

“Compares, Ubervamps, and Slayer Allies: How the Buffy Comics’ New Rules Reflect and Shape Folk Culture”
Amelia Anne Mathews-Pett (Utah State University)

04-07: "Constructions of the Local"
Chair: Michael Largey (Michigan State University)

“Jambalaya Soul Slam: A Visual Ethnography of a Local Poetry Slam in Durham, NC”
Jackson Meyers Hall (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

“‘We Felt You Were Telling Our Story’: Reflection and Storytelling in Cornerstone Theater Company’s Ghost Town”
Emma Carey Cobb (Harvard College)

04-10: "Folklore and Gender I"
Wayzata Bay
Chair: Chloe Brown (Western Kentucky University)

“The Meaning of Marn: Reclaiming Feminine Monstrosity in “The Plague of Doves””
Ali Jo Zimmerman (University of Minnesota)


05-07: "Reconsidering Cultural and Folk Narratives"
Sponsored by the Folk Narrative Section
Chair: Elissa R. Henken (University of Georgia)

“Om, Let’s Begin: Orality in Alai’s The Song of King Gesar”
Laura Pearce (The Ohio State University)

“A Motif Index for the Vampire”
Robert Steven Carlisle (California State University, Bakersfield)

“Team Dahmer Anyone?”
Geneva Harline (Utah State University)

05-10: "Folklore and Gender II"
Wayzata Bay
Chair: Semontee Mitra (Penn State Harrisburg)

“Divine Feminine in Hindu Scriptures”
Semontee Mitra (Penn State Harrisburg)


Folklore and Literature Section Business Meeting
Lafayette Bay


06-15: "Religion and Belief in Shifting Contexts"
Gray's Bay
Chair: Senganglu Thaimei (University of Delhi)

“The Tales of the Gods: Identity and Religious Reformation of the Zeliangrong Nagas”
Senganglu Thaimei (University of Delhi)


Saturday, October 21


07-12: "Queering Constructions: Multivalence and Liminality in Folk Narrative"
Sponsored by the Folklore and Literature Section
Lake Calhoun
Chair: Brittany Warman (The Ohio State University)

“‘You Have Set Yourself to Music’: Fairy Legend in Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Brittany Warman (The Ohio State University)

“‘Come, Give Me a True History’: Storytelling and the Creation of a Legend in Bronte’s Wuthering Heights”
Sara Cleto (The Ohio State University)

“Animals Are Not-People Too: Witchy Women and Ersatz Equines in Legends and Fairy Tales”
Victoria Harkavy (independent)

“Unseen Transitions: Queerness and Disability in Emma Donoghue’s “The Tale of the Hair””
Derek Newman-Stille (Trent University)


08-06: "The Death Panel: The Dead, the Ghostly, and the Folklorist"
Chair: Willow G. Mullins (Washington University in St. Louis)

“The Haunted Cheerio: A Pedagogy of Ghosts in a Class of True Believers”
Shelley Ingram (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)

08-10: "Sami Media for Representation, Resistance and Revitalization"
Wayzata Bay
Chair: Thomas DuBois (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

"Politics, Media, and Stereotypes in Kirste Paltto’s Gávdnui Guhkkin Váris"
John Prusynski (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

08-15: "Counternarratives"
Gray's Bay
Chair: Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa)

“Resisting the Same Old Story: How the West Virginia Mountaineer Talks Back to Hillbilly Elegy”
Rosemary V. Hathaway (West Virginia University)


09-06: "Reiterations of Folklore/The Persistence of Folklore"
Chair: Priscilla A. Ord (McDaniel College, retired)

“Walter Anderson’s Law of Self Correction? “The Princess on the Glass Mountain” in Latvian Literary and Film Tradition”
Guntis Šmidchens (University of Washington, Seattle)


Creative Writing and Storytelling Open Mic Night
Sponsored by the Creative Writing and Storytelling Section
Elk Lake


Mary Sellers says...
Posted Sunday, October 1, 2017
I think my talk on how the novel Charlotte Temple functioned as a type of urban legend would also fit well in this list. Thanks!
Kathleen E. Manley says...
Posted Saturday, September 30, 2017
I hope I remember my password. It's getting more difficult!

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