The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research réunit un groupe de chercheurs étudiant les légendes urbaines et autres rumeurs contemporaines. Cette année, pour sa conférence annuelle, le groupe se réunira à San Antonio (Texas) pour aborder des sujets variés. en voici le programme préliminaire:

Wednesday, May 27th

8:30AM-10:00AM – Supernatural Legends
10:30 “’There’s an App for That’: Ghost Hunting with Smartphones”
Elizabeth Tucker, Binghamton University
11:15 “Purification Narratives in Japan: Getting Rid of ‘Ghosts on My Back’’ Linda Kinsey Spetter, Cisco College

10:30AM-12:00PM – Supernatural Legends of Louisiana
8:30 “Tee Jack and Other Supernatural Legends in Louisiana’s Deep Delta” Carolyn E. Ware, Louisiana State University
9:15 “Slavery and New Orleans Ghost Legends”
Frank de Caro, Louisiana State University

1:30PM-3:00PM – Health and Disability Legends
1:30 “Inside a Padded Cell: Living Mental Illness Through Legend and Ostension” Shannon K. Larson, Indiana University
2:15 “Bridging the Past with the Present: Disability, Transgression, and Fetishized Fascination in Reimagining the Cultural Haunting of San Antonio’s Legendary Donkey Lady” Mercedes Torrez, Texas A&M University

3:30PM-4:00PM – Lifetime Achievement Award
4:00-5:30PM – Native American Legends
4:00 “Geronimo Goes to College”
William M. Clements, Arkansas State University
4:45 “Indiana Graveyards, Folk Etymologies and the Origin of the False Face Society: Legends about Native Americans in Pennsylvania”
Yvonne J. Milspaw, Harrisburg Area Community College

8:00PM-9:30PM – Film – Killer Legends, directed by Joshua Zeman; Location TBA

Thursday, May 28th

8:30AM-10:00AM – Leyendas Milagrosas: Miracle Legends of the Virgin in South Texas

8:30 Kay Turner (chair), New York University
Suzanne K. Seriff, University of Texas at Austin
Pat Jasper, Houston Arts Alliance
Kathy Vargas, University of the Incarnate Word
Christina Balli, Texas Folklife
Natalia Treviño, San Antonio, TX

10:30AM-12:00PM – Legends of Prisons and Violence
10:30 “A Texas Convict-Guard: The Legend of Butch Ainsworth”
Richard Burns, Arkansas State University
11:15 “Knock, Knock – Who’s Scared? The Knockout Game and Other Tales of Networked Urban Youth” Joel Best, University of Delaware
R. J. Maratea, New Mexico State University

1:30PM-3:00PM – Legends of Celebrities and Star Performers
1:30 “The Origin Story of the ‘Orange Blossom Special’: Narrating Personal Experience into Legend” Gregory Hansen, Arkansas State University
2:15 “Steve Martin is NOT a Mormon: Rumors of Famous Mormons among Mormon and non-Mormon Youth” Spencer Green, Pennsylvania State University

3:30PM-5:00PM – Clown Panics
3:30 “Phantom Clown Panics”
Benjamin Radford, Center for Inquiry
4:15 “Hostile Clowns in France: Rumors, Contemporary Legends and Ostension at Halloween 2014”
Aurore Van de Winkel, Catholic University of Louvain and University Saint-Louis

Friday, May 29th

8:30AM-10:00AM – Soviet and Ukrainian Legends
8:00 “From ‘Blood of Russian Children’ to ‘Black Transplantology’: Legend Motives of the Ukrainian Crisis”
Daria Radchenko, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
8:45 “The Petrified Girl (‘Stone Zoya’): From Soviet Rumor to Contemporary Legend”
Nikita V. Petrov, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russian State University for the Humanities

10:00-12:15 PM – Religious Legends
10:00 “Development of a Gulag Legend”
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, University of Kentucky
10:45 “The Legend of Bleeding Trees Among Iranian Shiites”
Azadeh Vatanpour, Western Kentucky University
11:30 “The End is Near. . . Again”
Daniel Compora, The University of Toledo

1:30PM-3:00PM – Legend Theory and History I
1:30 “The Third Truth: The Generalizability of Contemporary Legends”
Tom Mould, Elon University
2:15 “Interrupted Journey: Internet Legends as Forms of Things Unknown”
David Wilke, University of Kentucky

3:30PM-5:00PM – Disease Legends I
3:30 “Poison Emperors, Typhoid Marys, and Patient Zeros: The Legend and the Anatomy of a Superspreader”
Diane E. Goldstein, Indiana University
4:15 “Patient Zero, Outbreak Narratives, and the 2015 Disneyland Measles Outbreak”
Andrea Kitta, East Carolina University

Saturday, May 30th

8:30AM-10:00AM – Legend Theory and History II
8:30 “Monkey Burger Tales: On the Origin of the Dutch Name for Contemporary Legends”
Theo Meder, Meertens Instituut
9:15 “Hooked: Legend Prototypes and Their Effect on Legend Scholarship”
John Laudun, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

10:30AM-12:00PM – Legend and Food
10:30 “Chocolat – The Film and the Novel: Two Variations on a Common Theme” Christine Kawan, Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum
11:15 “Cat Manapua: Culture, Cuisine and the Contemporary Legend in Hawai’i” Kristin M. McAndrews, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

1:30PM-3:00PM – Disease Legends II
1:30 “The Monster Within: Contemporary Legends and Legend Kernels about Breast Cancer”
Gail de Vos, University of Alberta
2:15 “Ebolacare”
Patricia A. Turner, University of California, Los Angeles

3:30PM-5:00PM Annual Business Meeting

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