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Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation Revisiting Frazer, Lang and Tylor

  • 25th October 2018
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Fourth Folklore Society—Royal Anthropological Institute Joint Seminar: Call for Papers

For the fourth of the highly successful one-day events devoted to examining the complementarities between anthropology and folklore, we invite papers concerning three famous figures in particular: James George Frazer, Andrew Lang and Edward B. Tylor. All three are writers whose shadows, in one way or another, remain over both fields. This seminar will explore what that heritage is, and how later scholars have come to terms with it.

Though papers on these three scholars and their impact are particularly welcome, it goes without saying that we realise that even these highly distinguished and original writers worked within a network of scholarship, and papers concerning other figures of their time are also welcome. Ultimately, we hope that the day, as well as being an enjoyable exploration in itself, will enable us to understand better the different, overlapping currents of scholarship at the time, and the way that we react to them today.

Anyone wishing to submit a proposal should send a maximum 300-word abstract to thefolkloresociety @gmail.com by Friday 13 July 2018. Paper proposers will be notified by the end of July if their proposal has been accepted.

There is no conference fee, and refreshments will be provided on the day. To book a ticket, visit https://anthandfolklore.eventbrite.co.uk