Graduate Students: Preregister Now for Breakfast with a Fellow in Tulsa

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Graduate students are invited to preregister for Breakfast with a Fellow at the AFS meeting in Tulsa, on October 15, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

This event is sponsored by the Fellows of the American Folklore Society and the Graduate Student and Young Professional Section.

Breakfast with a Fellow provides students with an opportunity to talk with someone in the field whose work they know about, have read, or anticipate reading. Students meet informally over a complementary breakfast with a senior folklorist and talk with them about the study, profession, and practice of folklore as well as the students’ interests and questions. Those who attended this annual event in previous years came away energized by the discussion and excited about getting to know a noted folklorist and fellow student participants. 

A student who has pre-registered for this event will have breakfast at one of four tables. Please indicate the order of your preferences in the First, Second, and Third Choice fields. The folklorists hosting the tables this year will be available to discuss the following topics:

  • James P. Leary (University of Wisconsin, emeritus) – Collaborative public folklore from a university base, laborlore and class, egalitarian approaches to folklore work
  • John McDowell (Indiana University, emeritus) – Folklore and environmental justice, poetics and stylistic analysis, indigeneity and modernity, Spanish American folk poetry
  • Betsy Peterson (formerly American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)– Community engagement, archives
  • Patricia Turner (UCLA) – Perspectives on legend study

There is no fee, but since places in each roundtable are limited, advance registration is required; the eight spots at each virtual table will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware when you make your request that we will not seat students with Fellows from their own institutions. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled. Assignments will be determined by staff on an as-needed basis. 

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