Wayne State University Press is pleased to announce the addition of a new journal to its publishing program. Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (JFE) is a peer-reviewed annual journal. An extension of the Press’s Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology, the journal will feature innovative, original analytical studies, essays, and commentaries in English on the diverse ways in which Jewishness is expressed, conceived, transformed, and perceived by Jews and non-Jews through folklore, tradition, and social/cultural practice. Dr. Simon J. Bronner (University of Wisconsin—Madison) will serve as the journal’s founding editor.
JFE is sponsored by the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society. JFE’s coverage includes but is not limited to genres of narrative, song, music, speech, custom, ritual, belief, art, craft, architecture, dance, dress, and food; practices and performances of the body, faith, home, and community in the past and present; and ideas of tradition, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, education, and culture.
JFE invites submissions from varied disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and varied methodologies/approaches. The journal strives for an international reach in content and authors and values engaging academic writing that will be of interest to lay as well as scholarly audiences. JFE is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in Fall 2022. For submission details and to read the call for papers, please visit https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jewishfolklore. The journal is also accepting proposals for special issues, which should be sent by email to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.