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CFP: SAMLA 2018 Conference Session on "Folklorists as Activists and Allies"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) will host its 90th conference in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2–4, 2018, on the theme “Fighting From the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” For more information about SAMLA, visit:

The organizers of a SAMLA 90 panel on folklore and folklorists invite proposals for participation in their session, titled “Folklorists as Activists and Allies: Collecting and Preserving Materials from the Margins.”

The organizers of this session seek scholarship highlighting the impact of folklore's methodological recognition and collection of materials from marginalized communities. They seek scholarship which disrupts traditional ethnocentric narratives through folklore. Together, they hope to explore the ways folklore's processes of collecting and preserving material culture can serve as an ally, with careful attention to the ethics and impacts of collecting and preserving marginalized stories. By May 30, 2018, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Jordan Laney, Virginia Tech at

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