Publications

The PACF publishes, manages, or partners with several significant publications in the field of folklore studies. For more information about these publications, please contact the director, Anthony Bak Buccitelli.

Managed by the Center

Pennsylvania Folklore News
Pennsylvania Folklore News is the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore. It publishes information about the news and events at the Center, folklore courses at Penn State, and short articles or research notes related to folklore in Pennsylvania or the region.

Keystone Folklore/Keystone Folklore Quarterly
Keystone Folklore was the publication of the Pennsylvania Folklore Society and featured important early works in folklife and material culture, public folklore, and ethnic-urban folklore, many produced by students at the folklore and folklife program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Traditions
Pennsylvania Traditions, the newsletter of the Society for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, was published annually by the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore (at that time the Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies) in conjunction with the SPCS.

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Published in Partnership with Penn State and the PACF

Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture
An open access online annual publication, Cultural Analysis was founded in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley. Now published as a partnership between the PACF, Berkeley, and the Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF)Cultural Analysis is a leading international journal in the area of folkloristic and ethnological theory.

Edited by Affiliated Faculty 

Western Folklore (Edited by Anthony Bak Buccitelli)
Western Folklore (ISSN 0043-373X), the journal of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society), is published quarterly in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Founded in 1942, it has become the leading American journal devoted to the description and analysis of regional, national, and international folklore and custom. Subscribers include professional and amateur folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, as well as libraries, historical societies, and folk art museums.

Jewish Cultural Studies Series (Edited by Simon J. Bronner)

The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section  of the American Folklore Society cooperates with the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (Oxford, England, and Portland, Oregon) to publish the Jewish Cultural Studies book series. Each volume is devoted to a theme and contains essays from different authors. Previous themes have included “Jewishness,” “Jews at Home,” and “Revisioning Ritual.” In documenting and interpreting the diverse ways in which Jews express themselves as Jews–in custom, festival, narrative, art, architecture, music, dance, dress, performance, language, and food–the series contributes to a greater understanding of the dimensions of Jewish identity as perceived by Jews and non-Jews.