Folklorica is seeking submissions for a thematic issue on “Teaching Folklore.” 

Potential topics include: How is folklore taught differently at different institutions and in different contexts? What is folklore’s role in language, culture, or literature classrooms? What guidance do non-folklorists need for teaching folklore-related topics? What are the challenges and successes of folklore classes? How might one incorporate the teaching of regional folklore in general folklore classrooms? How do folklorists engage differences between teaching theory vs. teaching research skills or teaching in the classroom vs. teaching in the field? How do folklorists deal with teaching challenges related to contemporary contexts (e.g., shifting technologies in the post-COVID university, teaching research practicalities and ethics in war-torn areas, etc.)?

We particularly invite shorter, reflective pieces in addition to standard research articles. Comparative studies focusing on the region of Folklorica’s purview and other parts of the world are welcome as well.

The journal also invites submissions concerned with a wide range of other topics and focusing on any area within Eastern Europe or Eurasia or the diasporic experience of groups who hail from those locations. Submissions may deal with folklore theory, fieldwork findings, the history of folklore and ethnology research, ethnomusicology, digital cultures, and other related topics. Submissions may also take the form of shorter field reports.

We welcome 250-word proposals/abstracts by September 30, 2023 and complete submissions by January 31, 2024 for inclusion in the thematic issue. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Folklorica’s editor, Benjamin Gatling ( 

You need not be a member of SEEFA to submit papers to the journal.