The NewFolk Section of the
American Folklore Society
On Saturday, October 28th, at the American Folklore Society Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, members of the NewFolk online community of folklorists met to create the Newfolk@AFS Section. On December 15th, the Executive Board of the American Folklore Society advised us that our amended petition had been granted. Newfok@AFS is now an official section of the AFS!
Newfolk@AFS will be included among the options available to you in your AFS membership renewal materials. To join Newfolk@AFS now, or to join Newfolk@AFS but not the AFS itself, please make out a check in the amount of $5, payable to the AFS. Put "Newfolk@AFS" on the memo line and send the check, with your name and address on a piece of paper as well as on the check, to:
Camille Bacon-Smith, Ph.D.
247 S. Farragut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
For a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard.
Announcements will be posted here as we develop plans for section activities. In the meantime, take a look at our:
Everyone interested in exploring new directions in folklore is welcome; membership in the AFS is not required. For information about Newfolk@AFS or the Newfolk online community, contact Camille Bacon-Smith.