CFP: 2023 Louisiana Folklore Society Annual Meeting
The Louisiana Folklore Society seeks papers, presentations, panel proposals, and creative works for its annual meeting, on March 24-25, 2023, in New Orleans. Submission deadline is March 1, 2023.
Acclaimed filmmaker Glen Pitre will host the meeting at the Old Firehouse, 720 Mandeville, his studio in the Marigny, where attendees will be immersed in the city’s vibrant food, music, and visual culture. While the participants are encouraged to submit proposals on anything they are working on currently, the society is particularly interested in presentations that engage the future of Louisiana Folklore.
The theme of Folklore Practices and the Future of Louisiana Folklore is only suggestive; the participants are encouraged to have discussion and collaboration regarding current folklore practices and cultural groups and how climate, political, and geographic changes can affect the future of Louisiana Folklife. Submissions can explore any areas related to current folklore practices and presenters are invited to speculate and envision changes in communities and their practices.
Potential topics might include but are not limited to:
- Celebrations/Festivals and Gatherings/ Responses to Covid-19
- Shifting demographics in communities along the coast and in rural and urban areas
- Climate changes impact on the Gulf Coast communities
- Economic impact on Food/Material Culture
- Discussions of Race/Gender/Sexuality and Identity in Louisiana Folklore/Folklife
- Recovering and reimagining History through the lens of Folklore/Folklore practices
- Louisiana as a site of unique cultural practices based on the way that demographics historically engage
- Technology and how it has altered the collection of folklore/folklife practices, or the expression of folklore/folklife
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