Thursday, Oct. 13

02-02 Emerging Perspectives in the Study of Folklore and Performance

Thursday, October 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Tulsa North

This live event will not be recorded.


Chair: Solimar Otero (Indiana University)

10:30 am
Contested Ancestors: The Power of Transdisciplinarity
Eric Mayer-García (Indiana University Bloomington)

10:45 am
The Weight and Lightness of Tradition: Interpreting Repetition in Folklore
Anthony Bak Buccitelli (Penn State Harrisburg)

11:00 am
Performing Research: Frameworks of Accountability and the Presentation of Self in Ethnography
Sarah M. Gordon (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

11:15 am
Performative Landscapes: A Preliminary Schema
Lisa Gabbert (Utah State University)

11:30 am
“Ancestoring: Materializing Afrolatina Memory, Mourning, and Resuscitation through Performance”
Solimar Otero (Indiana University)

11:45 am
discussant
Charles L. Briggs (University of California, Berkeley)

This panel is based on an edited volume in progress, Emerging Perspectives in the Study of Folklore and Performance, that forefronts the ways that folklore and performance inform each other and are actively situated in our world today. Papers reflect upon performative landscapes; fieldwork as embodied performances of research; the affective dimensions of repetition in everyday life; rethinking the intellectual lineage and trajectory of performance; and the racing of performance and material culture through religious practice. The papers thus propose further discussion of place, enactment, repetition, disciplinary histories, and ritual in contexts that are both folkloristic and performative.