Locating Women in 'The Folk'
Perspectives on women's contributions to folk song, folklore and cultural traditions
Saturday 9 June 2018, University of Sussex
Women have always been central to the study and practice of folklore, arts and cultural traditions—as tradition bearers, performers, authors, collectors, storytellers and scholars. However, their contribution hasn’t always received the recognition it deserves; this symposium aims to redress the balance.
We invited 20-minute papers/presentations and A1 poster presentations on relevant topics, which may include:
Singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, and other performance roles
Performance styles, repertoire and source
Facilitators, revivals and teaching
Contributions to scholarship
Legacies and archives
Gender relations in folk cultures
Life narratives, autoethnographies, biographies, and oral histories
Depictions of women as subject matter in song and story
Portrayals of women, gender roles, and identity
Perspectives on the future for women in ‘the folk’
We welcomed applications from all levels within academia, as well as from independent researchers, writers and enthusiasts.
This conference is co-presented by Sussex Traditions, The Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (University of Sussex), and The English Folk Dance & Song Society, and supported by The Centre for Memories, Narratives and Histories (Brighton University), and Sussex University’s Music Department.
More info: www.vwml.org