Friday, December 14, 2012

Call for papers - Practicing Folklore

Practicing Folklore

The theme of practice suggests an underlying impulse within our sometimes disparate folklore and ethnographic projects. The theme acknowledges culture as enacted and admits the idea of rehearsal as a significant aspect to signifying actions and texts. Practice also informs the pragmatic element of our discipline, highlighting researchers, writers and teachers as workers and labourers. Finally, the theme suggests an open-ended view of culture, texts and research that underpins some of our best scholarship.

We encourage paper submissions that work within the conference theme or address the ongoing UNESCO 2003 convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. As usual, proposals dealing with other topics are welcomed. Applications for panels and workshops are strongly encouraged. The Folklore Studies Association of Canada welcomes scholars and practitioners from all disciplines with projects of interest to folklorists and ethnologists to apply.

Corner Brook, NL June 17-19, 2013

• All applicants must email their abstracts to John Bodner ( Please indicate any AV needs. Be sure to include your title and your strict maximum 100-word abstract for your formal presentation (in English and French if possible, or simply in your first language) along with your name, department, institutional affiliation, and contact information by February 28, 2013. Abstracts longer than 100 words will be returned for review.

• Hard copy/surface mail submissions of abstracts will not be accepted.

• Only members paid up for the calendar year 2013 and preregistered for the conference may have their submission considered ( Students and unwaged: $30 membership plus $75 conference registration; regular members: $60 plus $150 conference registration. Membership fees can be sent through PayPal on the ACEF/FSAC website. Cheques for conference registration are to be made out to ACEF/FSAC and sent to:

Richard MacKinnon
P.O.Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road,
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
B1P 6L2

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