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New course about Fairy-Tale Symbolism, May 2016

A new course FLKU.04.143 Fairy-Tale Symbolism (3 ECTS) can be taken as an optional course by all PhD and MA, BA students. Francisco Vaz da Silva (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal) will give lectures in May 2016. Everybody is welcome to attend!

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CFP: 6th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Us and Them: Exploring the Margins" in Vilnius, June 1-3, 2016

Place: The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Antakalnio 6, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Date: June 1-3, 2016
Abstract submission deadline: February 29, 2016
Organizers:
The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore in Vilnius, Lithuania; Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

Partners: Lithuanian folk culture center

In 2016 the 6th International Conference of Young Folklorists invites folklore students and recently graduated scholars to Vilnius (Lithuania).

This conference is an international academic event, which annually brings together advanced students and recently graduated scholars from different countries to come to Estonia or Lithuania, and gives them an opportunity to present their research to an international audience. The conference aims to foster academic communication, collaboration and research in the field of folklore.

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New course about Serbian Folklore, April 2016

A new course Serbian folklore: introduction into its classical forms in the context of South Slavic culture (FLKU.04.145: 3 ECTS) can be taken as an optional course by all PhD, MA and BA students.

Dr. Zoja Karanović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia) will give lectures from 15th to 25th  April 2016. Everybody is welcome to attend!

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Classes of Folkloristics in English

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 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.

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