FSAC/ACEF Conference 2019—Call for Papers

Quirpon Island Lightkeeper's Residence, Cape Bauld, NL ⓒ Ed English

The Folklore Studies Association of Canada/Association (Canadienne d’ethnologie et de folklore) is pleased to announce that its 2019 conference will be held from 31 May 31 to 2 June 2019 at the Department of Folklore at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year, as the Department of Folklore marks its fiftieth anniversary with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive, we invite participants to present research on the theme of “home.” We invite paper proposals on all aspects of the literal and symbolic construction of home and its manifestation in folklore and folklife. Possible topics include housework, family customs (or rites of passage), food, music, material culture, narrative, home-sickness, loss of home, living unhoused, experiences of homelessness, and returning home. Proposals for special panels, discussion sessions and other subjects related to ethnology and folklore are welcome. Presentations will be twenty minutes with an additional ten minutes for discussion.

Please send abstracts (in English or French) of 150 words to Dr. Holly Everett (hjeverett@mun.ca), chair of the conference organizing committee, by 1 February 2018.

Conference registration and membership in FSAC/ACEF: All presenters and speakers must register for the FSAC/ACEF conference and be members of FSAC/ACEF before their submissions can be accepted for inclusion in the conference program. Annual dues are CAD 60 for regular members, and CAD 30 for part-time faculty, students, independent scholars, and retired persons. Membership may be purchased online at acef-fsac.ulaval.ca/en/join or by mail at Folklore Studies Association of Canada, c/o Dr. Ian Hayes, 213 av. Du Grand-Calumet, Gatineau, Québec, J9J 1L4