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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFS Review is to give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

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In Memoriam
Thursday, September 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venetia Newall (1935-2017) »
By Elizabeth (Libby) Tucker (Binghamton University)  —  Venetia Newall was born in London in 1935 and pa...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Lightfoot (1940-2016) »
By Barry Lee Pearson (University of Maryland) with Sarah Lightfoot  —  Bill Lightfoot and his wife Elizab...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
William H. Wiggins Jr. (1934-2016) »
By Phyllis May-Machunda (Minnesota State University Moorhead)  —  Bill Wiggins was an academic and public...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Roger Abrahams (1933-2017) »
By Kimberly J. Lau (University of California, Santa Cruz)  —  About three years ago, I learned that Roger...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Carol B. Spellman (1951-2017) »
By Anne Pryor (Madison, Wisconsin)  —  The folklore community lost a vibrant light with the passing of Ca...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arvo Krikmann (1939-2017) »
By Wolfgang Mieder (University of Vermont)  —  It is with much sadness that the international community o...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alan Jabbour (1942-2017) »
By Carl Fleischhauer (Library of Congress)  —  Alan Jabbour was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1942, an...
Friday, June 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Isidore Okpewho (1941-2016) »
By Dan Ben-Amos (University of Pennsylvania)  —  Isidore Okpewho died on September 4, 2016. We first met...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Alan Jabbour (1942-2017) »
By Frank De Caro (AFS Fellows President)  —  I am sorry to report the passing of Fellow Alan Jab...
Saturday, December 24, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
William Wiggins (1934-2016) »
By Frank de Caro (AFS Fellows President)  —  William Wiggins, professor emeritus of folklore and ethnomusi...
Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bert Wilson (1933-2016) »
By Elliott Oring (California State University, Los Angeles, emeritus)  —  William Albert Wilson, better...
Monday, March 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jan-Öjvind Swahn (1925-2016) »
By Barbro Klein (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)  —  On March 21, 2016, Swedish folklorist Jan-Öjv...
Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
W.F.H. “Bill” Nicolaisen (1927-2016) »
By Simon J. Bronner (Penn State Harrisburg) and Elizabeth Tucker (Binghamton University)  —  SJB: We are...
Saturday, February 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Barbara A. Babcock (1943-2016) »
Barbara A. Babcock, UA Regents' Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, and former dir...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph P. Goodwin (1952-2015) »
By Jan Rosenberg (Heritage Education Resources, Inc.)  —  On Monday, November 16, 2015, without our perm...
Saturday, November 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) »
By Marilyn M. White (Kean University)  —  Gladys-Marie Fry was born in 1931 in Washington, D.C.  Sh...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edgar Morris Slotkin (1943-2015) »
By Sabina Magliocco (California State University)  —  The field of folklore studies is blessed with an e...
Sunday, May 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joe Wilson ​(1938-2015) »
Earlier this year, on May 17, 2015, the National Council for the Traditional Arts lost its longtime former director and gu...
Saturday, March 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brian Sutton-Smith (1924-2015) »
By Elizabeth Tucker (Binghamton University)  —  Brian Sutton-Smith, one of the leading scholars of pla...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Linda Dégh (1918-2014) »
By Sabina Magliocco (California State University)  —  For the last four decades of her life, Linda Dégh...
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judith McCulloh​ (1935-2014) »
By Elizabeth E. Peterson (American Folklife Center)  —  Judy McCulloh was born in 1935 in Spring Valley,...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rick Gagné (1961-2014) »
By Thomas A. McKean  —  Rick Gagné – Ethnomusicologist, Gravestone Scholar, and Musician – died at home in...
Sunday, September 29, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dov Noy (1920-2013) »
By Dan Ben-Amos  —  Dov Noy, renowned folklorist and ethnologist, of blessed memory passed away on Sep...
Friday, August 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Geneviève Calame-Griaule (1924-2013) »
By Lee Haring  —  Geneviève Calame-Griaule, France’s leading figure in the study of oral literature, die...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Samuel Armistead (1927-2013) »
By Rosemary Zumwalt  —  Samuel Armistead, who was elected to the Fellows of the American Folklore Societ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keith K. Cunningham (1939 -2013) »
By Tim Lloyd (American Folklore Society)  —  Keith Cunningham, for many years a member of the Northern A...
Sunday, April 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Les Blank (1935-2013) »
By Sharon R. Sherman  —  Les Blank, born in Tampa, Florida, in 1935, passed away in April at his home in...
Friday, February 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Hilda Eggleston Webb (1929-2013) »
By Tim Lloyd (American Folklore Society)  —  An Ohio folklorist and Indiana University graduate, Hilda E...
Sunday, February 3, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Polly Stewart (1943-2013) »
See   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?n=polly-stewart&pid=162917832#fbLoggedOut .
Monday, July 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charles Bergengren ​(1947-2012)​ »
By Jonathan C. David  —  When Charlie Bergengren, a professor at Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), pas...
Friday, June 15, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raymond Hicks ​(1937-2012) »
Kentucky lost a living treasure with the passing of master boat-builder Raymond Hicks. He lived in Carrollton, Kentucky, a...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
John Miles Foley​ (1947-2012) »
By Claire Schmidt (Missouri Valley College)  —  Few knew that John Miles Foley had been battling cancer s...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Matthew Wade Bradley (1970-2012) »
By Lisa Gabbert (Utah State University) and Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center)  —  Dr. Matthew Wad...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tristram P. Coffin (1922--2012) »
By Dan Ben-Amos  —  Tristram Coffin, born in San Marino, California,   a scion of a pedigreed famil...
Friday, November 11, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peter Narváez (1942-2011) »
By Diane Tye (Memorial University of Newfoundland)  —  The discipline of folklore lost one of its grea...

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