Since 2010 the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore has offered regular classes of folkloristics in English, mainly oriented towards MA and PhD students but open to all. In case you are interested in these courses, please contact Liilia Laaneman, e-mail
, phone +372 737 5304.
During the spring semester 2016 the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore will offer the following classes in English:
FLKU.04.097 International Folkloristics (3 ECTS) Ülo Valk, Jonathan Roper
Time: Tue at 12.15-14; week 24-37; place: Ülikooli 16-104
Feb 9th first lecture - On the Concept of Folklore
The following areas will be covered: analytic perspectives and concepts; genres and communicative media; folklore as action and cultural performance (customs, rituals, etc), folk religion and world view.