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
For the third consecutive year, three student travel stipends of $100 each were awarded for the Annual Meeting. Visit the News page for details and photographs.
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
Archer Taylor Lecture by Joe Hickerson now available as video
In 2011, Joe Hickerson, of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress gave a talk titled “Exploring the Record Record Record Record: Reflections on My Adventures with Sound Recordings in the Field of Folklore, Especially at the National Folk Archive at the Library of Congress.” The talk was videotaped and the Society is happy to present it in its entirety (NB: the video is a little over one hour in length). To view the video, visit the Meetings page and click on the Archer Taylor button at the bottom of the navigation panel on the left.
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.
Latest issue of Western Folklore
Volume 71, Number 3/4, the most recent issue of Western Folklore, was mailed on March 7, 2013. Visit the Publications page for more information.
2013 Annual Meeting
The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Western States Folklore Society will be held 19-20 April, 2013 at the University of California, San Diego, located in La Jolla. 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 2013 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.
Utah State University invites applications for Fellowship in Folklore Studies
The Folklore Program at Utah State University is once again inviting applications for the Fellowship in Folklore Studies, available to an incoming master's student beginning Fall, 2013. For further information, visit the News page.
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.