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Dr Maria Ines Palleiro loeng hirmu retoorikast usundilistes juttudes 15. detsembril 2016

Dr Maria Ines Palleiro (National Council for Scientific Research; Buenos Airese Ülikool, Argentiina) peab loengu "Rhetoric of threat in belief narratives: from personal experiences to political folklore" 15. detsembril, kell 12.15 (Ülikooli 16-214). Olete oodatud kuulama!

The aim is to identify the distinctive features of such rhetoric of threat, dealing with metaphoric identifications with political leaders and with a synechdotic logic of external or global dangers caused to individuals or local identities, that can be identified both in personal narratives, in urban legends and in political discourses. I will examine a personal narrative dealing with cancer which affects common citizens, an urban legend dealing with AIDS, and virtual narratives regarding cancer that has affected Latin American political leaders. My main hypothesis is that there is a thread that connects all these narratives, connected with a synechdotic logic which is a distinctive feature of "rhetoric of infection" connected with conspiracy theories.


CFP: 7th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Negotiations of Belonging" in Narva, October 4-6, 2017

Call for Papers: 7th International Conference of Young Folklorists “Negotiations of Belonging”

October 4-6, 2017 (Narva, Estonia)

Keynote speakers: TBA

The 2017 Conference of Young Folklorists is the seventh of its kind, following previous meetings in Estonia (2011, 2013, 2015) and Lithuania (2012, 2014, 2016). The conference aims to foster academic communication, collaboration and research in the field of folklore by bringing together advanced students and young scholars from different countries and giving them an opportunity to present their research to an international audience. The forthcoming event will also be used to introduce plans for a new English-language MA-programme "Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies" at the University of Tartu.

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Folkloristika ainekursused inglise keeles

Eesti ja võrdleva rahvaluule osakond on alates 2010. aastast pakkunud regulaarselt ainekursusi inglise keeles, mis on orienteeritud peamiselt magistri- ja doktoriõppe tudengitele, kuid on avatud kõigile huvilistele.

2017 kevadsemestril loetakse inglise keeles järgmisi kursusi:

FLKU.04.044 Rahvausundi demonoloogia (Demonology of Folk Religion; 3 EAP) Ülo Valk. Aine on bakalaureuse-, magistri- ja doktoriõppe tudengitele. Loengud toimuvad esmaspäeviti kl 16.15 (Ülikooli 16-214; n 25-37). 13.02.2016 toimub esimene loeng: The Supernatural World; Introduction to Genre analytical approach: Legend and belief.

FLKU.04.111 Folkloor: tekstualiseerimine ja tekstoloogia (Folklore: Textualization and Textology; 3 EAP) Jonathan Roper. Aine on magistri- ja doktoriõppe tudengitele. Seminarid toimuvad neljapäeviti kl 16.15 (Ülikooli 16-209; n 25-38). Esimene seminar toimub 2. märtsil, teema: Editing Folklore.

HVKU.04.004 Migratsioon ja pagulased (Migration and Refugees; 3 EAP) Anastasiya Astapova. Aine on kõikide õppeastmete valikaine. Seminarid toimuvad teisipäeviti kl 16.15 (Ülikooli 16-215; n 24-32, 34). Esimene loeng on 7. veebruaril, teemal: Migration: theories and practices.

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Kutse: konverents "Deities, Spirits and Demons" 9.-10. novembril 2017

Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore University of Tartu in co-operation with the Department of Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies, "L'Orientale", University of Naples announces a call for papers for the workshop

Deities, Spirits and Demons in Vernacular Beliefs and Rituals in Asia

9-10 November 2017 – Tartu, Estonia

The study of religions in Asia has been increasingly expanding its spectrum of inquire into the kaleidoscopic realm of local traditions that are specific to a village or a lineage of transmission. Tradition-bearers and ritual experts master the heterogeneous corpus of vernacular beliefs and ritual practices about deities, spirits and demons as an essential part of the foundations of their authority in the community. Local classes of supernatural beings have often been marginalized, sometimes even demonized by institutionalised religions, yet they are alive in daily life in Asia and engage with social and political changes in their respective local and national contexts. Also, narratives about such beliefs transform, all the while evolving with the context wherein they emerge.

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Kutse: konverents "Folklorists are Fallible" 9.-10. juunil 2017

The Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore announces a call for papers for a conference entitled Folklorists are Fallible to be held on June 9th-10th, 2017.

Folklorists, just like anybody else, are fallible. This event aims to draw out the patterns of fallibility that folklorists show, and to explore what we might learn from this. The keynotes will be delivered by Carl Lindahl (University of Houston) and Karina Lukin (University of Helsinki).

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