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2015 Annual Meeting Program and Schedule Updates

A hard copy of this addendum with changes through October 9, 2015 will be distributed with the program book at the annual meeting.

The Vocal Jam Session will move to Odessa each night.

Remember: Internet is complimentary in the Westin lobby and guest rooms. Contact the registration desk for more information about how to connect.


In the event of a paper withdrawal, the presentations following the missing presentation will move up one time slot.

Wednesday, October 14

Change: The Registration desk will close at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, October 15

01-08 Change: John B. Fenn will present instead in 07-08.

01-11 Addition: Bethany Hanks (Utah State University)

02-11 Withdrawal: John Bealle; Jared Lee Schmidt will act as chair.

02-12 Change: Ann Schmiesing. Nikki Cox, "Static Femininity: Stereotyped Representation of Women in American Horror Story: Murder House" will take the vacant slot. Added 10/13/15: Anton David Banchy has withdrawn.

02-13 Withdrawal: Nikki Silvestrini (Note added 10/13/15)

02-14 Withdrawal: Joseph LeJuin

03-06 Addition: Hilary Warner-Evans (University of Maine), "The North Pond Hermit as Outlaw: Reactions to the Challenge of Maine Identity," 3:30

03-11 Panel Withdrawal: Otherness, Evil, and Corporeal Truth: Refashioning Folklore on American Horror Story

03-12 Withdrawal: Rachel Reynolds Luster

12:15--2:00 pm Addition: British Section business meeting, Casablanca

2:45 pm Change: "Antidiscrimination and Undoing Ecologies of Power" will end at 4:00 pm; Sojin Kim and Shirley Moody-Turner have withdrawn; Marilyn White will present.

4:10 pm Change: The Candidate's Forum will start five minutes earlier, not 4:15.

5:00--6:00 pm Addition: Reception and Book Launch for Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World, Centennial B

6:30--7:30 pm Change: The Legacy Council Reception will be held in the Parlour Room at the Federal Bar, 102 Pine Avenue (.3 mile from Westin).

6:30--8:00 pm Addition: Reception by the Enzyklopädie des Märchens, hosted by Ulrich Marzolph, Westin Grill Patio

9:00--11:00 pm Cancellation: The Ohio State University and Memorial University of Newfoundland receptions

Friday, October 16

04-01 Room change: Centennial C

04-02 Withdrawal: Lyle Murphy

04-05 Withdrawal: Lora Lennertz (Added 10/14/15)

04-09 Withdrawals: John Baumann, Bruno Seraphin; Sheila Rabun will act as chair.

04-10 Withdrawals: Mark Bender, Tao Huang, Jingbo Jia, Fengli Shao; Sue Tuohy will act as chair.

04-13 Withdrawal: Nataliya Bezborodova, Nicolas Le Bigre; Jesse Fivecoate will serve as chair.

12:15--2:00 pm Additions:

  • African Section business meeting, Naples
  • Lunch with the editor of Journal of Folklore Research, for preregistered participants only. George's Greek Cafe, 135 Pine Avenue (.3 mile from Westin)

05-02 Withdrawal: Lotte Tarkka

05-03 Change: Hilary Warner-Evans's paper has moved to 03-06; Teresa Hollingsworth takes the place of Winifred Lambrecht as discussant.

05-09 Withdrawal: Natalie Kononenko

05-10 Withdrawals: Yan Zheng, Zhengguo Sun

05-12 Withdrawal: Suzanne Seriff

06-01 Panel Withdrawal: Folklore, Law, and Human Rights: Legislating Tradition in the UK, US, and Algeria

06-02 Withdrawal: Tom S. Hansell

06-08 Change: Jodi McDavid's paper has been withdrawn; the following papers will move up one slot, and Patricia Sawin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) will serve as discussant.

06-09 Withdrawal: Fariha I. Khan

06-10 Location change: Café Vivia, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue (1 mile from Westin)

5:00 pm Change: The FolkloreLatino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section will have its business meeting at Cinco de Mayo, 351 Pacific Avenue (.6 mile from Westin); ask for the table under the name of Gloria Colom.

8:00--9:30 pm Change: The Phillips Barry Lecture will take place in Ocean Ballroom.

9:00--11:00 pm: Cancellation: Indiana University reception

Saturday, October 17

07-04 Withdrawal: panel cancelled 10/16/15

07-08 Change: Lynda Daneliuk has withdrawn; John B. Fenn will serve as chair, and present "Cultural Mapping and Digital Technologies" in her slot. The title for the revised panel is "Understanding Place."

07-10 Withdrawal: Xiayu Yu

08-02 Location change: board room, LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, 2017 East 4th Street (1.5 miles from Westin)

08-03 Withdrawal: John Laudun

08-08 Withdrawal: Beverly J. Butcher, Thomas McKean

08-15 Withdrawal: Alison Dundes Renteln

12:15--2:00 pm Change: For the business meeting of the FolkloreLatino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section, seeFriday, 5:00 pm.

12:15--2:00 pm Additions:
  • Mediterranean Studies Section, Marina
  • Oral History Section business meeting, Shoreline
  • Space, Place and Landscapes, Centennial D

5:15 pm Change: The Presidential Address will start at 5:15, not 5:00 pm.

6:30 pm: Meet up at Gladstone's, 330 S. Pine Avenue (.6 mile from Westin). In lieu of a ticketed social event after the Presidential Address, head to Gladstones to rendezvous with fellow folklorists. Hang out with drinks and appetizers in the main bar, or call ahead for reservations for dinner: 562/432-8588. Reference AFS so that all tables in our group can be seated together.

Walking is quickest if you are able, but you can also catch the free Passport bus on the south side of Ocean Blvd. just west of Pine Ave. The bus runs about every half hour until midnight. Check for a schedule or call 562-591-2301.

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