Scholars, graduate students, public folklorists, independent researchers, and tradition bearers are invited to submit proposals for this special folklife issue of the Journal of Ethnic American Literature (JEAL). The 2021 issue will focus on topics related to North American Folklife. The journal welcomes articles, interviews, and book reviews that explore folklore-related research such as: folk art, vernacular architecture, traditional music, legends, folk tales, verbal art, rituals, festivals, belief studies, community celebrations, foodways, gamelore, and occupational folklore. Any other folklore-related topics not mentioned here are also welcome for submission.
Published annually by Mississippi Valley State University, JEAL is a refereed, national scholarly journal devoted to the study of ethnic American literature. JEAL also publishes special issues on diverse topics, with a guest-editor.
JEAL is currently accepting abstracts for submission proposals. Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words.
Articles and interviews should not exceed 25 pages double-spaced. Book reviews are typically 1,000–1,500 words in length. Black and white photos may be included and should support the scholarly work. Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the current MLA Style Manual. For all text, Times New Roman, 12pt. font is preferred.
The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to March 15, 2021.
For more information, please visit the Journal Webpage.
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