CFP: Film and Folklore (1/30/05; journal issue)

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Mikel Koven
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Western Folklore, the academic journal of the California Folklore Society,
is soliciting submissions for a special issue of the journal that will focus
on the relationship between Film and Folklore. Submissions on the following
or related topics are particularly welcome:


* Folklore representation in film and television; including myth,
Märchen, legend, folksong and ballad, belief and custom, etc.
* Film and television texts as folkloristic forms; including issues of
variant texts, dissemination of beliefs/narratives, film/television as
storytelling, etc.
* Audience ethnographies/fan studies
* Ethnographic (documentary) films
* Children’s media and its relationship to folklore



Deadline for 200-word abstracts is January 30, 2005 and completed papers
(5000 – 6000 words) submitted by May 1, 2005. Please send attachments in
Microsoft Word to Mikel J. Koven, Special Editor, <>, or Sabina Magliocco, Editor
<> <>, or hard copy
to: Sabina Magliocco, Editor, Western Folklore; Department of Anthropology,
California State University – Northridge; 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA


Submissions should conform to the Social Sciences format, Chicago Manual of
Style, 15th Edition.


Dr. Mikel J. Koven

Lecturer, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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