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AFS History and Folklore and Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Sections Offer 2011 Prizes

Thursday, March 10, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Timothy Lloyd
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The History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions of papers by students on the subject of the history of folklore studies for Richard A. Reuss Prize. The prize honors Richard A. Reuss (1940-1986), a prominent chronicler of folklore studies. Prize winners receive 100 dollars and recognition at the American Folklore Society annual meeting. Prize winners will have their papers submitted for publication in the Section's journal The Folklore Historian.

Criteria for submissions are:

1. The paper is in English and the author completed it as a student in 2010 or 2011 (please specify program/department and university)
2. The paper has not been submitted for publication in a journal other than The Folklore Historian.
3. The paper is between 7 and 12,000 words.

Submit papers before June 15, 2011, in Word to Professor Simon Bronner at

The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society and the Committee on the Anthropology of Jews and Judaism of the American Anthropological Association invite submissions for its Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology awarded for the best unpublished student paper on Jewish folklore and ethnology completed in 2010 or 2011.

Submissions are reviewed by an international committee and notifications are made by October 2011. Papers sent for the Prize are considered submissions to the book series Jewish Cultural Studies (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford, UK, ) and should not be under review with any other publication. The winner of the prize receives $200 and a citation from the American Folklore Society.

The criteria for submissions are:

1. Papers will be written in English. Approaches to the subject cover Jewish material and apply folkloristic and ethnological perspectives.
2. The length of papers is of publishable essay length in the range of 8 to 12,000 words. The citations should be in-text with a reference list.
3. The paper was written by a student in 2010 or 2011, and has not been submitted for publication.
4. Papers should be submitted electronically in Word on or before July 1, 2011 to
5. Submitters should identify the university and department where the paper was prepared, course and instructor, if appropriate, and give their contact information, including postal and email address.

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