On Thursday, September 18, Dr. Alexander D. King (University of Aberdeeni, Scotland, UK) will give a lecture, titled "Explorations in Ethnopoetics", at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu. The lecture will be dedicated to the analysis of Koryak folklore texts and it will take place in von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 215 at 12.15.
Alexander King (PhD. 2000, University of Virginia) was born and educated in the United States. He is a linguistic anthropologist and has been working with Koryak people in Kamchatka, Russia since 1995. Teaching at the University of Aberdeen since 2003, he is currently senior lecturer and head of department. His book, Living with Koryak Traditions: Playing with Culture in Siberia (2011, Nebraska) is an ethnography of speaking, analyzing the ways in which Koryak people talk about and use their traditions and culture in everyday life.