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

Folklore and Popular Culture

deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2017

full name / name of organization:
Popular Culture Association

contact email:


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

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.

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