Welcome to WSFS
You have reached the Web site of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society). Click on the buttons in the navigation panel at the left to explore our site:
- About WSFS describes the organization
- Membership tells you how to join
- Publications describes our journal, Western Folklore, and how to submit articles and reviews for publication
- Meetings contains information about our Annual Meetings in April
- News contains items of current interest and postings of new career positions in folklore
- Contact Us provides email and surface mail addresses
USU to be site for 2014 Annual Meeting
The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Western States Folklore Society will be held 11-12 April, 2014 at Utah State University, located in Logan, UT. For further information visit the Meetings page.
Student stipends for travel to the Annual Meeting
WSFS is again offering three student travel stipends of $100 each. Visit the 2014 Annual Meeting page for details on how to apply. The student stipends will be announced in early March. Preference will be given to students who come from afar and incur significant travel expenses in coming to the meeting.
WSFS has new editor
Western States Folklore Society's new editor is Prof. Tok Thompson at University of Southern California. Please note his new address for all manuscript submissions except reviews by visiting the Contact Us page
Latest issue of Western Folklore
Volume 72, Number 2, the most recent issue of Western Folklore, was mailed on November 21, 2013. Visit the Publications page for more information.
Computational Folkloristics: Call for Papers
Visit the News for further information about the Special Issue of the Journal of American Folklore on Computational Folkloristics, edited by Timothy R. Tangherlini.
Membership benefit: JSTOR access to folklore journals
All members of the WSFS will be able to get access to the JSTOR archive of the back issues of Western Folklore and other folklore journals for a payment of $15/year. Visit the News page for details and a link to the AFS page for subscribing to JSTOR.