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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.

In Memoriam
Friday, June 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Isidore Okpewho (1941-2016) »
Isidore Okpewho died on September 4, 2016. We first met in 1982 at a social gathering in Ibadan University. I approached h...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Alan Jabbour (1942-2017) »
By Francis A. DeCaro -- I am sorry to report the passing of Fellow Alan Jabbour on January 13 at his home i...
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 ethnomusicology and...
Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bert Wilson (1933-2016) »
William Albert Wilson, better known as “Bert,” was born in on September 23, 1933 in Tremonton, Utah. He died in Provo on A...
Monday, March 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jan-Öjvind Swahn (1925-2016) »
By Barbro Klein -- On March 21, 2016, Swedish folklorist Jan-Öjvind Swahn passed away at the age of ninety. ...
Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
W.F.H. “Bill” Nicolaisen (1927-2016) »
SJB: We are here to remember and honor Bill Nicolaisen, who passed away on February 15, 2016, at the age of 88 in the comp...
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) »
On Monday, November 16, 2015, without our permission, Joe Goodwin, co-founder of the AFS LGBTQA Section and one of the cru...
Saturday, November 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) »
By Marilyn M. White  -- Gladys-Marie Fry was born in 1931 in Washington, D.C.  She received her undergra...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edgar Morris Slotkin (1943-2015) »
The field of folklore studies is blessed with an extraordinary number of inspiring teachers, but few among them can equal...
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) »
Brian Sutton-Smith, one of the leading scholars of play studies for more than half a century, passed away in March at the...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Linda Dégh (1918-2014) »
For the last four decades of her life, Linda Dégh occupied the position of grande dame of folklore studies. It is difficul...
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judith McCulloh​ (1935-2014) »
Judy McCulloh was born in 1935 in Spring Valley, Illinois and grew up in Northmoor Orchard near Peoria. She died in the ea...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rick Gagné (1961-2014) »
  Rick Gagné – Ethnomusicologist, Gravestone Scholar, and Musician – died at home in Clinton, MS, on May 28, 2014.&...
Sunday, September 29, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dov Noy (1920-2013) »
Dov Noy, renowned folklorist and ethnologist, of blessed memory passed away on September 29, 2013. Born on October 20, 192...
Friday, August 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Geneviève Calame-Griaule (1924-2013) »
Geneviève Calame-Griaule, France’s leading figure in the study of oral literature, died on 23 August 2013. She was the dau...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Samuel Armistead (1927-2013) »
Samuel Armistead, who was elected to the Fellows of the American Folklore Society in 1991, died in his home at Davis, Cali...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keith K. Cunningham (1939 -2013) »
Keith Cunningham, for many years a member of the Northern Arizona University faculty, died on April 16, 2013, at age 76....
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 Berk...
Friday, February 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Hilda Eggleston Webb (1929-2013) »
An Ohio folklorist and Indiana University graduate, Hilda Eggleston Webb passed away February 15, 2013, at her home in Mar...
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)​ »
When Charlie Bergengren, a professor at Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), passed away on July 16, 2012, the world of folkl...
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) »
Few knew that John Miles Foley had been battling cancer since 2010, since his illness did little to slow him down or inter...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Matthew Wade Bradley (1970-2012) »
Dr. Matthew Wade Bradley died unexpectedly on March 20, 2012 at his Utah home.   He was 41.   Matt’s generosity,...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tristram P. Coffin (1922--2012) »
Tristram Coffin, born in San Marino, California,   a scion of a pedigreed family whose ancestor was among the first s...
Friday, November 11, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peter Narváez (1942-2011) »
The discipline of folklore lost one of its greatest champions with the passing of Peter Narváez on November 11, 2011. Pete...
Saturday, August 27, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011) »
Stetson Kennedy was a folklorist, oral historian, writer, anti-poverty government employee, and a lifelong Floridian. Most...
Saturday, July 23, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Roger E. Mitchell (1925-2011) »
Cancer took the life of Roger E. Mitchell on July 23, 2011, in Portland, Maine. He was born on September 14, 1925, in Merr...
Sunday, June 12, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kathryn Tucker Windham (1918-2011) »
Kathryn Tucker Windham of Selma, Alabama passed away on June 12, 2011, shortly after her 93rd birthday. Ms. Kathryn was th...
Sunday, November 28, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kathryn Morgan (1919-2010) »
When Kathryn Morgan, former Emerita Professor in History and Folklore at Swarthmore College, first published her African A...
Saturday, October 16, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kara Nicole Bayless (1982-2010) »
Kara Bayless, a PhD student at Indiana University, delivered her final AFS presentation on Thursday morning 2010 before we...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bruce A. Rosenberg (1934-2010) »
Bruce Rosenberg leaves a lasting legacy through his writings on oral tradition, African American performance style, the cu...


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