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Folk Narrative at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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By Maia Daniel (AFS Folk Narrative Section Convener) — 

We hope to see many of you at the Folk Narrative Section’s Business Meeting on Saturday, October 21 from 12:45-1:45 pm in Deer Lake. There are a number of ideas and new initiatives that we would like to discuss regarding the future of our section. We will be brainstorming some ways to increase active participation and promote what our section is all about. One agenda item will be soliciting suggestions for a speaker for our Stith Thompson Lecture at next year’s annual meeting. Everyone’s input would be most welcomed as we move forward in a new direction.


The Folk Narrative Section is pleased to sponsor the following events and sessions:

Thursday, October 19


Resistance, Reclamation and Re-creation in Minnesota Native American Women’s Storytelling 
Ballroom 1/2
Chairs: Rhonda R. Dass (Minnesota State University, Mankato) and Margarita B. Martín-Dale (independent)

Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe (Turtle Mountain); Augsburg MFA in Creative Writing Program)
Robin Nelson, (Ojibwe (White Earth); ISD#622 American Indian Education Program)
Mona M. Smith (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate; Allies: Media/Art and Healing Place Collaborative)
Gwen Nell Westerman (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate; Minnesota State University, Mankato)
Rhiana Yazzie, Diné (New Native Theatre, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)


Friday, October 20


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

“Fate and Reward in Welsh Treasure Legends”
Elissa R. Henken (University of Georgia)

“Taming the Monstrous Other in Fairy Tales: Postmodern Representations of the Big Not-So-Bad Wolf”
Claudia M. Schwabe (Utah State University)

“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)


06-08: "The Hero Re-Created: Different Perspectives on Folklore Characters Around the World" Crystal Lake
Chair: Charles Douglas La Shure (Seoul National University)

 “13 Ways of Looking at a Swallowing Monster: Oral-Literary Allegories in Post-Genocide Rwanda”
Lowell Brower (Harvard University)

“Flapper Pocahontas: A Divergent Variant of the Pocahontas Narrative”
Kristina Downs (Indiana University)

“Regendering Scheherazades and Shariars: The Persian and the Turkish Tales Compleat
Anne Duggan (Wayne State University)

“From Con Man to Hero of the People: How Kim Sŏndal is Portrayed in North Korea”
Charles Douglas La Shure (Seoul National University)


Saturday, October 21


09-12: "Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media: Collections and Collectives from Frankenstein and Fat Princesses to Live Radio and Opera"
Lake Calhoun
Chair: Jill Terry Rudy (Brigham Young University)

“Frankenstein and Furry Tale Theatre: (Re)Constructing Identity through Fairy Tale Anthologies and Tale Collections”
Jessie Riddle (Indiana University)

“Fattening Up the Princess: Exploring the Fat Body in Fairy Tale Media”
Lauren Bosc (University of Winnipeg)

“Growing Up with Let’s Pretend: Social Relations and Agency through Radio Fairy Tales”
Jill Terry Rudy (Brigham Young University)

“Fairy Tale Mediations: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Pauline Greenhill (University of Winnipeg)

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