Special Issue "Folklore of Africa/African Diaspora"

A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778). This special issue belongs to the section "Genealogical Communities: Community History, Myths, Cultures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 453

Special Issue Editor

English Department, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057, USA
Interests: folklore; epic traditions; literature; literary theory and criticism; Africa and the African diaspora; cultural tourism; culture and globalization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue brings together contributions on the folklore of Africa and the African diaspora; its aim is to record the present state of scholarship in this field. Africa, in this case, means the entire continent, and the African diaspora, though often associated with only the USA, or only the USA and the Caribbean, is here meant to embrace the global African diaspora, including the Gulf region, the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. Since folklore is a broad field, this issue of Genealogy aims to focus on verbal folklore. Given that folklore evolves and responds to changing historical, economic, and cultural circumstances, this Special Issue seeks to include folklore forms such as urban legends, anecdotes, and rumors that concern contemporary realities, such as migration, exile, urbanization, and the power of the internet. Contributions can dwell on theoretical and methodological issues, performances, or studies on specific folklore forms.

We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editor () or to Genealogy editorial office (). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editor for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the special issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.

Prof. Dr. Joseph Mbele
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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