venues, maps,
and directions

accomodations

framework for discussion

register

schedule

t h e
SOUNDING BOARD

News &
Photos


Graduate Program in Folklore & Folklife

Voice/Over
Press Release


webmaster:
Brian Gregory


VOICE / OVER
Cultural Transmission as Translation,
Exchange, and Reproduction

A Symposium in Honor of Roger D. Abrahams


22-23 March 2002
(the Sounding Board remains open for responses until April 8, 2002)

On the campus of the University of Pennsylvania
(and here on the Web, beginning 14 February 2002)

Co-sponsored by The Center for Folklore and Ethnography
at The University of Pennsylvania and the
Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University


VOICE / o v e r   is planned in honor of our colleague and mentor, Roger D. Abrahams, on the occasion of his retirement from directing the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, and his semi-retirement from teaching.

We'll build on discussions begun at conferences held at Penn over the past two years, Second Nature and Take/Cover. The conference begins here, on this website's Sounding Board, with the posting of brief opening chords--meditations, ruminations, arguments and other short disquisitions--on current trends, issues, problems, and possible directions for the field of folklore. (See the framework for discussion for more information.)

The online event will culminate in a two-day symposium on March 22 and 23 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. We invite all of you to respond to, build on, and take issue with, the postings on the Sounding Board, and in the coming weeks leading up to the March gathering we will post your responses and counter-responses. Themes and issues that emerge during the online discussion will form the basis for sessions at the two-day symposium in March. Watch this site for additional postings and a symposium program. We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you in March.

Mary Hufford mhufford@sas.upenn.edu
Dorothy Noyes noyes.10@osu.edu


To the t h e SOUNDING BOARD


Back to Center for Folklore and Ethnography


Please direct comments or questions about the Voice/Over site to the webmaster, Brian Gregory, bgregory@sas.upenn.edu