Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts.
H-Folk supports international conversation on research, teaching, policy, and historiography in the fields of folklore and ethnology.
The Music & Song Section of the American Folklore Society announces the reinstatement of the Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize. The section invites submissions for the 2015 Prize of $150, to be awarded to the best student project that combines research and analysis of some aspect of a music or song tradition. Projects may be in the form of papers or finished audio or video presentations. Papers should be written using the same general guidelines as published journal articles in terms of format and length; papers over fifty double-spaced pages will not be considered.
"Folklore Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", The Folklore Society's AGM conference 2015, 17 to 19 April at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield.
This conference will reflect on the current state of folklore studies. Programme and Booking forms now available at http://www.folklore-society.com/events/folklore-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow
Muslims in the Western Imagination