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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.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accepting Proposals for 2017 Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at our 128th annual meeting October 18-21, 2017 at the  ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board Issues Statement on Immigration Executive Order »
On February 1, 2017, the AFS Executive Board issued the following statement: The Executive Board of the American Fol...
23 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Seeks Paper Proposals for MLA 2018 Convention Session »
The AFS is an affiliated society of the Modern Language Association, the US-based international learned society for litera...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Food and Public Policy: An Opportunity for Folklorists? »
The Civil Eats website features an article (published last summer) about the trend toward cities hiring food-systems exper...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patricia Atkinson Reappointed to the AFC Board of Trustees »
Patricia Atkinson was reappointed to the American Folklife Center Board of Trustees by Speaker Ryan on February 13, 2017....

Did You Know...?
Monday, February 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diamond Presentations Lower Language Barriers and Generate Discussion »
Diamond presentations were introduced to AFS in 2010 as a highly visual, focused alternative to the standard conferen...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats »
Annual meeting participants consistently express enthusiasm for innovative meeting presentations, and the desire to see mo...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancellation Fees Will Be Applied for Annual Meeting Presenters who Withdraw »
AFS strongly discourages annual meeting presenters from canceling their participation in the conference after proposals...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert Will Feature the Stories and Rhythms of Haiti and Cuba »
By Joseph Sobol (Storytelling Section Co-convener) -- The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert, sponsored by the AFS Sto...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miami 2016 is a CRONING YEAR! »
Every few years, the Women’s Section sponsors croning ceremonies for women members of the Society when they reach the age...

Professional Opportunities
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals »
The Native American Museum Studies Institute will hold a workshop at the University of California, Berkeley, from June 13-...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCTA Seeks Production Assistant »
This is the perfect position for someone with an interest in arts, culture, and event production who enjoys operating in a...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professor of European Ethnology Position Open at WWU »
The Institute of Folklore Studies/European Ethnology (Faculty of History and Philosophy (FB 08)) of the Westfälische Wilhe...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internship Opportunities »
The Presidio Heritage Program is recruiting two full-time education interns to live and work in the Presidio of San Franci...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Harrisburg Seeks Director for the School of Humanities »
The School seeks an administrator with an inspiring vision of the humanities and its role in contemporary education and so...

Recent Releases
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Special Issue of the Journal of European Ethnology: Silence in Cultural Practices »
Contributions to this special issue take a back-door approach to the study of cultural practices by exploring various mode...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newest Issue of New Directions in Folklore Published »
The latest issue of the open access scholarly journal  New Directions in Folklore  (Vol. 14, no. 1/2) is now ava...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fifth Issue of Narrative Culture Released »
The recent publication of the fifth issue of “Narrative Culture”, the new journal affiliated with the...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Read the Newest Issue of the Smithsonian Folkways Magazine Online »
The newest issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, which focuses on the educational value of their collections, is now ava...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Man Who Cursed the Wind / The Man Wat Die Wind Vervloek Het »
By  Jose Manuel de Prada -- The man who cursed the wind / The man wat die wind vervloek het ...

Calls for Submissions
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CFP: Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale Discussion Group »
The 2018 MLA theme, #statesofinsecurity, with its use of the hashtag, calls to mind the role that social media plays in ou...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Adventures in Archiving Conference »
The Archives & Libraries Section is pleased to formally announce that registration is open for the Adventures in Archi...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Rumor/Conspiracy in Literature and Culture »
This panel is sponsored by the MLA’s Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale Forum for the 2018 MLA Convention. The 2018 MLA...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Destabilizing Folklore: Cultural Production in Moments of Insecurity »
AFS@MLA (American Folklore Society @ Modern Language Association) seeks paper proposals for a panel session at the 2018 ML...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSFS CFP Deadline Extended »
The deadline for conference abstracts has been extended. Abstracts and registrations for presenters is now February 24, 20...

Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Ten Events Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in 2016 in China »
By Juwen Zhang (Willamette University) -- Editor’s Note: When UNESCO proposed the Convention [an intern...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Faces from the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Featured in New AFS Nameplate »
The December/January AFS nameplate now features a selection of portraits from the most recent annual meeting in Miami....
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Opie Prize Awarded to Andrew Burn and Chris Richards »
The Opie Prize Committee of the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce the wi...
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: New Directions in Folklore »
By   John Price ( Section Convener, New Directions in Folklore) -- The New Directions in Folklore sectio...
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Series of Conversations at the AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting to Bring Together Folklorists and Activists »
By Debora Kodish --  I wanted to invite people to a series of conversations at AFS that bring together activis...

Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate Student Seeks Help Finding Michigan Lumberjack Folktales »
Eugene Penzien, a graduate student at the University of Houston, is conducting a semester-long project on Michigan folktal...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Query: Bone Creatures »
On behalf of Liam Gray, : Is anyone aware of any mythological skeletons or bone construc...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Query: Echolocation and Rock Art Landscapes »
I'm Tommaso Mattioli and I'm a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Barcelona in Spain. My project is about acoustics a...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Submit Queries to AFS Review »
We have created this space in the AFS Review to post queries concerning research, practice, or any question that you'd lik...

In Memoriam
Tuesday, January 17, 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...

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