Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore -- Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Shelley Ingram, Todd Richardson, and Willow Mullins
contact email: 
singram@louisiana.edu

The editors of the collection “Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore” are soliciting additional proposals for articles and essays that betray conventional notions about proper methods, theories and subjects within folklore and folklore studies. As a whole, this collection interrogates the unspoken assumptions and obligations that shape the types of cultural work deemed “proper” to be carried out by folklorists, whether the folklorists be hobbyists, academics, or in the public sector. We are especially interested in contributions that betray and/or subvert the discipline’s conventions by investigating expressive traditions that are generated in and through popular or so-called "normative" cultures.

Please send questions or 400-500 word proposals to Shelley Ingram at singram@louisiana.edu by April 20th, 2013.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
popular_culture