Tuesday, August 30, 2011

American Folklore Society's Annual Meeting 2011

Tomorrow, August 31, is the last day to preregister for the American Folklore Society's Annual Meeting on October 12-15 in Bloomington Indiana. I am planning to attend it myself and hope to see some of you there.

Here are some of the panels that may be of most interest to SurLaLune readers from the current schedule:

Thursday, October 13, 8:00--10:00 AM
Fairy Tale Films and Realities: Four Views
Sponsored by the Folk Narrative Section
Pauline Greenhill, chair
Tracie Lukasiewicz (University of Miami), Neo-Magical Realism: A Study of
Reality and Fantasy in Pan's Labyrinth and Inception
Cristina Bacchilega (University of Hawai`i, Mānoa), Double Exposures:
Storytelling and Fairy-Tale Traumas
Pauline Greenhill (University of Winnipeg), "This is the North, Where We Do
What We Want”: Popular Green Criminology and the Red Riding Trilogy
Brian Ray (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), "I Can Recite, Therefore I
Am": Reinscriptions of Gender in Alice in Wonderland

War and Peace
Marilyn F. Motz, chair
Marilyn F. Motz (Bowling Green State University), Legends of Civil War
Insurgency in Western Missouri
Cherry P. Levin (Louisiana State University), “I Don't Care if the Yankees are
Coming! We Have a Wedding Dress to Make!”: Southern Women's Folklore and the
Changing Nature of Wedding Ritual during the American Civil War
Brittany Warman (George Mason University), Fairy Tales at War: Retelling Fairy
Tales as War Narratives in Young Adult Literature
Gary Hicks (Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library), Antonio Gramsci's Concept of
"Common Sense" as Applied to Issues of War and Peace

Phillip McArthur, chair
Theresa A. Vaughan (University of Central Oklahoma), Folklore and Medieval
Women's Sexuality: An Analysis of The Distaff Gospels
Julie Koehler (Wayne State University), If the Shoe Fits: A Search for Cinderella's
Oral Tradition
Phillip McArthur (Brigham Young University, Hawai`i), Narrative Battles in the
Post-Independent Marshall Islands State
John D. Galuska (Indiana University), Creative Process Narratives and
Individualized Workscapes in the Jamaican Dub Poetry Context

Thursday, October 13, 10:15 AM—12:15 PM
Fantasies of War: Cross-Dressing and Identity in the Fairy Tale
Sponsored by the Folk Narrative Section
Donald Haase (Wayne State University), chair
Christine A. Jones (University of Utah), G.I. Jeanne: Hero(in)ism and War in the
French Fairy Tale
Anne E. Duggan (Wayne State University), The Revolutionary Undoing of the
Maiden Warrior in Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles and Jacques Demy's Lady
Jennifer Schacker (University of Guelph), Slaying Blunderboer: Cross-Dressed
Heroes, National Identities and Wartime Pantomime

Friday, October 14, 1:30--3:30 PM
Fairy Animals, Demonic Beasts, and Fantastic Creatures in International
Tradition I
Adam Grydehøj, chair
Jeremy Harte (Folklore Society, UK), Animals with Human Faces
Fumihiko Kobayashi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), A Study of Japanese
Animal-Spouse Lore: Gender Favoritism in Japanese Narrative Traditions
Benjamin Radford (Center for Inquiry), The Chupacabra and Folklore
Mark Bender (The Ohio State University), Dragon Blood: Eco-Genealogy, Para-
Humans, and Animal Allies in a Nuosu Epic

Friday, October 14, 3:45—5:45 PM
Diamond Session: Digital and Computational Approaches to Folklore II
Timothy R. Tangherlini (University of California, Los Angeles), chair
Jeana Jorgensen (Indiana University), A Quantitative Folkloristic Approach to
European Fairy Tales
Carrie Roy (University of Wisconsin), Narrative Knot: Threads in Stories and
Circles of Thought
Bandari Roja (University of California, Los Angeles), If a Protester Tweets in
Egypt and No One Retweets Her, Has She Tweeted?
Robert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin), VAX CON: A Computational
Approach to Online Rumor about Vaccines
Peter Leonard (University of California, Los Angeles), Modeling Folklore in the
Google Books Corpus

Fairy Animals, Demonic Beasts, and Fantastic Creatures in International
Tradition II
Fumihiko Kobayashi (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), chair
Adam Grydehøj (Island Dynamics), Protective Spirits or Fluffy Agents of Doom?:
The Role Transition of Phantom Sheep, Undead Dogs, and Church Pigs in Danish
Noriko Reider (Miami University, Ohio), Earth Spider: "Tsuchigumo Sôshi" and a
Killer Female Spider
Amber Slaven (Western Kentucky University), Seal-Folk: Exploring Gender and
Family Constructions in Traditional Narratives and Popular Media
Thomas A. DuBois (University of Wisconsin, Madison), discussant

"Strange Things Happening in the Land”: Current Trends in Lomax Studies
Todd D. Harvey, chair
Todd D. Harvey (American Folklife Center), Accessing the Alan Lomax Collection Nathan Salsburg (Association for Cultural Equity), “We of the Jets, the Wireless,and the Atom Blast": Cultural Equity in the Digital Age
Judith R. Cohen (York University), "Facebooking” the Village: A Decade of
Fieldwork Following Alan Lomax's Spanish Fieldwork
Miriam Phillips (University of Maryland), Resurrecting Beauty and the Beast:Choreometrics in the 21st Century

Saturday, October 15, 10:15 AM—12:15 PM
Beyond Provenance: Rethinking Literature in Folklore
Distinguished Alumni
Adam D. Zolkover, chair
Adam D. Zolkover (Indiana University), The Literary Lens: Books as Community
K. Elizabeth Spillman (University of Pennsylvania), The Genre Gap: Bridging
Fiction and Folktale
Linda J. Lee (University of Pennsylvania), Whose Cinderella? Tale Types as Emic
Markers in Popular Romance
David Elton Gay (Independent), Medieval Romance and Folklore Theory

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