The theme for the next Modern Language Association convention (Philadelphia, January 4-7, 2024) is “Celebration: Joy and Sorrow.” AFS@MLA invites proposals for papers on this theme, which may explore how folklorists have used communal expressions of celebration to document and to understand the values, practices, ways of thinking, artfulness, and vitality of traditional cultures around the world. We are particularly interested in papers that may help illuminate the field of folklore for the non-folklorists who constitute the bulk of the Modern Language Association’s membership.
Because this is a session sponsored by the American Folklore Society, we give preference to proposals from AFS members.
Send a 300-word abstract and brief CV to Jim Deutsch, [email protected], by March 24, 2023.
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