2017 Annual Meeting- Call for Papers- Deadline February 10, 2017

61st Annual Meeting
March 10-11, 2017
Call for Papers

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2017 annual meeting to be held March 10-11, 2017 at the McIlhenny Archives at Avery Island, Louisiana.

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 keynote address, free and open to the general public, on Friday evening, March 10th. Paper sessions and film will take place throughout the day on Saturday, March 11.

Abstract Submission
Please submit 250-word abstract (proposal/presentation description) by February 10, 2017, 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.