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CFP: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Folklore Society

Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2018 annual meeting to be held March 9­–10, 2018 at the Duhé Center in Houma, Louisiana.

Presentations are welcome on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, presentations are encouraged on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere.

The conference begins with a tour of local cultural points of interest and a dinner on Friday, March 9, 2018 (more information to be announced soon).

Paper sessions and presentations will take place the morning of Saturday, March 10. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The afternoon of the March 10 will be a Summit on a Cultural Action Plan for the Bayou Region, featuring representatives from local community stakeholders and environmental and cultural professionals. Everyone is invited to participate in the afternoon sessions.


Abstract Submission
Please submit a 250-word abstract (proposal/presentation description) by February 19, 2018, via email to Jennifer Ritter Guidry, Please note equipment needs. Confirmations will be announced February 26.


For more information on the Louisiana Folklore Society, to become as member, or renew membership, please see the Louisiana Folklore Society website at:

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