2018 Annual Meeting- Call for Papers- Deadline February 19, 2018

Louisiana Folklore Society
62nd Annual Meeting
March 9-10, 2018
Call for Papers

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2018 annual meeting to be held March 9-10, 2018 in Houma, Louisiana, in partnership with Nicholls State University.

We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere.

Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a tour of local cultural points of interest on Friday afternoon, March 9th (more information to be announced soon). Paper sessions and presentations will take place the morning of Saturday, March 10. The afternoon of the 10th will be a Summit on a Cultural Action Plan for the Bayou Region, featuring representatives from local community stakeholders and environmental and cultural professionals.

Abstract Submission
Please submit 250-word abstract (proposal/presentation description) by February 19, 2018, via email to Jennifer Ritter Guidry, jennifer.guidry@louisiana.edu. Please note equipment needs.

For more information on the Louisiana Folklore Society, join or renew your membership, please visit www.louisianafolklore.org.