Call for Papers – American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8

Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year’s meeting:

1) Shakespeare and Folklore: How do Shakespeare and his contemporaries incorporate folklore into the theater of the Early Modern period, and help preserve knowledge and tradition in a changing world? How has the continued popularity of Shakespeare fostered its own traditions and incorporated new material into its performance. Papers that deal with media representations are welcome.

2) Open Topics: The theme for the conference this year is “Folklore at the Crossroads” (, but papers may deal with any aspect of medieval or early modern folklore.

Please send BOTH the short abstract (100 words) AND the long abstract (300) for your 15-20-minute paper to Kerry Kaleba at by March 26, 2014. I will also need to submit your institutional affiliation (or status as an independent scholar), and presentation title to AFS. Please include an e-mail address or a phone number where you can be reached before March 31. If your proposal is accepted, you will need to complete and submit the AFS online registration form for a participant in an organized panel at by March 31, 2014.

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