• Cristina Bacchilega posted an update in the group Group logo of GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy TaleFolklore and Literature on MLA Commons 5 years ago

    If you are members of the AFS Folklore and Literature section or plan to become members, please attend the section’s MLA panel and business meeting. The former will be held on January 10th from 8:30-9:45am in the Old Town room at the Chicago Marriott. The latter will be held on January 10th at 12:00-1:15pm in the DuPage room at the Marriott.

    • A friendly amendment to Cristina’s announcement:

      Folklore studies has two dimensions to its presence at MLA: one is this group, the Folklore and Literature Discussion Group. Its panel and business meeting are as above. The other group is AFS@MLA, which holds its business meeting at the AFS meeting, and which has a sponsored session as an affiliated group. In the past, it was two sessions, and this year we have successfully made the argument to MLA to revive that tradition. We have both a panel and a plenary session.

      The panel is:

      39. Haunting Narratives: Folklore’s Contribution to Narrative Studies
      Thursday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grace, Chicago Marriott

      The plenary session features Amy Shuman:

      517. Folklore, Narrative, and Vulnerability
      Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

      As Cristina suggested, it’s great to have a community at MLA, but we have to be there for it to be there.