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Folklore and Popular Culture, Popular Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN

Folklore and Popular Culture, Popular Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN


Indianapolis, IN
March 28-March 31, 2018

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We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers concerning folklore and popular culture.

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. As always, proposals addressing any topic concerning folklore studies are welcome; the list below is merely suggestive:

  • Folklore in Popular Culture/Folklore as Popular Culture
  • Influence of folklore on other forms of culture (literature, film, music, etc.)
  • Folklore and Religion
  • The difference between oral and literary sources of tradition
  • Women in Folklore
  • Folklore and children
  • Uses of folklore
  • Folklore and the Digital Age
  • Folklore and Epic
  • Illustrators/Illustration of folklore
  • Folklore and memory/memory studies
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • The relationship between folklore and literary history
  • Folklore and music

If there are any questions, please contact the Area Chair:

Dr. Kathryn Edney

Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street, Weston MA 02493

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Please note that ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site: . For individual papers, please submit a title, 100-word abstract, and your contact information. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation; the session chair should contact Dr. Edney to ensure the papers are curated as a panel.