Folklore and Popular Culture

Country: USA

City: Indianapolis

Abstr. due: 01.10.2017

Dates: 28.03.18 — 31.03.18

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Organizers: Popular Culture Association


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

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