The Folklore Society
Our Journal: Folklore...
JStor Folklore 1878 - most recent 5 years
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Folklore: a fully peer-reviewed international journal of folklore and folkloristics.
Aims and scope
- Folklore is one of the earliest English-language journals in the field of folkloristics, first published as Folk-Lore Record in 1878.
- Folklore publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specializing in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief. It reviews current scholarship in a wide range of adjacent disciplines, including cultural studies, popular culture, cultural anthropology, ethnology, and social history.
- Folklore prides itself on its special mix of ethnography, analysis, and debate, formal and informal articles, reviews, review essays, and bibliographies. It encompasses both North American and European approaches to the study of folklore and covers not only the materials and processes of folklore, but also the history, methods, and theory of folkloristics.
- Folklore aims to be lively, informative, and accessible, whilst maintaining high standards of scholarship.
Editor: Dr Jessica Hemming, The Folklore Society, c/o The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, UK
Associate Editor: Dr Caroline Oates, The Folklore Society, c/o The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, UK
Assistant Editor: Dr Niall Christie, The Folklore Society, c/o The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, UK
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Three issues per year
Call for Papers
Papers on any topics within our remit are welcome at any time; however we occasionally feature focus-issues on matters of special interest. For future issues we are looking for quality submissions on:
- Domestic life and work (including foodways; housework; DIY and home improvement)
- Folklore and Forteana (including visions; anomalous happenings; big cat sightings etc)
- Bodylore (including men's attitudes to health and health-care; the language of diagnosis, disease and healing; menstruation; childbirth beliefs and practices in hospital and in the wider community).
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Or send by three copies by post to: The Editor, Folklore, The Folklore Society, c/o The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, UK.