Special Issue Louisiana Folklore Miscellany: The Folklore of the Gulf South

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
Louisiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Anthropology, Humanities

Call for Papers: Deadline for abstracts April 30th 2019

The Louisisna Folklore Society is an association of scholars focusing on the folklore of Louisiana. The Society supports the peer-reviewed journal Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. Our organization is looking for individuals who actively partiicipate in scholarship focusing on folklore and the south as we expand the topic of our special issue to include the Gulf South.

The Gulf South, broadly defined, is a region stretching from the Florida panhandle through the coast of Texas. It is a region that exists in contradictions, both culturally and physically. Though there are remnants and traces of both Dixie and the Carribbean in the region, the Gulf South is an area marked by its own distinctive traits and, we believe, its own folklore.

This speical issue invites essays about the folklore and/or folklore of the Gulf South. The essayd do not have to focus exclusively, or even at all, on Louisiana, though we certainly encourage essays that explore Louisiana's existence within this larger regional network. 

For more information about the society and Miscellany and past issues, please visit: http://www.louisianafolklore.org/?page_id=154 

Please  send  250- 300  word  abstracts  to Shelley Ingram and Jessica Doble at louisianafolkloremiscellany@gmail.com by  April 30th, 2019.  Full  manuscripts  of  4000-7000  words  will  be  due  late July 2019. 

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