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November 21, 2018

Brown Bag Book Talk by Doug Blandy

Meet in the Design Library (200 Lawrence Hall) on Thursday 11/29 at noon for a brown bag talk by Doug Blandy, co-author of the book Learning Things: Material Culture in Art Education. The book explores the meaning of “things” in education and provides strategies for incorporating material culture in higher education.

Dr. Blandy is faculty in the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management and Director of the Folklore and Public Culture Program.

 

November 2, 2018

Folklore Major/Minor Advising

Registration for winter term will begin shortly. Undergrads are invited to a drop-in advising session on Tuesday, November 6, in Lorenzo West Resource Room, 461 PLC between 2 and 4 PM. We welcome new majors and minors!

October 10, 2018

Folklore Student Association Meeting

Happy Fall Term! The UO Folklore Student Association will be holding its first meeting of the academic year Thursday, October 11th at 6pm in the Lorenzo West Resource Room (PLC 461). Join us for introductions, catching up, and lively discussions about Folklore & Public Culture. We will also be brainstorming new UOFSA initiatives for the coming year.

New members are especially encouraged to come make connections and share their interests. As always, all majors are welcome so bring a friend… Did I mention the PIZZA?

 

September 10, 2018

New Directions in Folklore “Bill Ellis Prize” deadline extended to Sept. 30

The New Directions in Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the annual Bill Ellis Prize competition. The prize will be awarded to the best graduate student essay that combines innovative research and analysis on folklore, broadly construed.  Topics can include, but are not limited to: digital folklife, popular culture, or other emerging methodologies.

The prize carries an honorarium of $100. The winning essay will normally be submitted for publication in the section’s journal, New Directions in Folklore. All unpublished research papers written within two years of the deadline on the desired topic are eligible. Students must submit their own essays. Previously published essays are not eligible for the competition.

Applicants must be members of the New Directions in Folklore Section at the time of submission (join today: https://afsnet.site-ym.com/store/default.asp). Electronic submission of essays is required. The deadline for the annual competition is *September 30*. Essays should be sent to newdirectionsinfolklore@gmail.com. Limit one submission per person.

Three judges who are members of the American Folklore Society, the New Directions in Folklore Section, and the New Directions in Folklore editorial board will evaluate the submissions. The winner will be announced at the annual section meeting on Thursday, October 18.

For more information and past winners: https://www.afsnet.org/general/custom.asp?page=BillEllisPrize.  Please contact prize committee chair John Price (newdirectionsinfolklore@gmail.com) with any questions.

May 29, 2018

Folklore Student Association Meeting

The Folklore Student Association will meet in the Lorenzo West Resource Room (PLC 461) Wednesday, May 30th at 6pm.

We will be discussing Japanese folklore and material culture.

The meeting will feature presentations by Folklore & Public Culture students:

Brandon Schmidt will talk about belief and practice as it emerges around the supernatural Yokai of Japanese folklore.

Sam Bilotta will then lead a discussion of localized traditional arts throughout Japan.

This will be followed by a celebration of the year’s accomplishments and preliminary planning for Fall 2018 initiatives.

We’re hosting a Potluck for our last meeting of the academic year, so bring a favorite snack or dish. If you’re short on time and/or funds, just bring your love of folklore.  Soft drinks will be provided.

All are welcome, so come with a friend and we’ll see you there!

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