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A Yearly Journal of Canadian Folklore Studies

The Folklore Studies Association of Canada has published the journal Canadian Folklore Canadien since 1979. This bilingual journal is intended to disseminate knowledge about activities concerning folklore and ethnology, in Canada and elsewhere, through the publication of articles, book reviews, notes, and other information pertaining to research and academic inquiry in all branches of folklore.

Canadian Folklore Becomes Ethnologies.

At the 1998 annual general meeting, the membership of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) voted to change the name of its journal from Canadian Folklore canadien to Ethnologies. The membership felt strongly that the new name reflected the journal’s concern for materials beyond the most traditional scope of “folklore” and our interest in a broader range of cultural artifacts and expressive forms. The membership’s commitment to recognising the very negative implications of the term “folklore” among Francophone colleagues, because of its exclusively Anglo origin and overdetermined associations with the archaic and colonial. The new name, Ethnologies, is a more accurate indication of the journal’s contents and perspectives.

The Journal gratefully acknowledges grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (Learned Journals Programs), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FQRSC), as well as the collaboration of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions (CELAT), Laval University.


Laurier Turgeon, Université Laval

Scientific committee

Christian Bromberger, Université de Provence 

Habib Saidi, Université Laval

Diane Goldstein, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ronald Labelle, Université de Moncton

Jean-Pierre Pichette, Université Sainte-Anne 

Brad Loewen, Université de Montréal

Pauline Greenhill, University of Winnipeg

Nathalie Kononenko, University of Alberta

Gerald Pocius, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Yves Bergeron, Université du Québec à Montréal

Robert St. George, University of Pennsylvania 

Richard McKinnon, University of Cape Breton

Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University 

Dominique Poulot, Université Paris I Sorbonne

Lucienne Strivay, Université de Liège

Thierry Wendling, CNRS, Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain, co-editor of ethnographiques.org

Laura Sanchini, Musée canadien d’histoire

Ian Brodie, University of Cape Breton

John Bodner, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Daniela Moisa, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Željka Petrović Osmak, University of Zagreb