Sessions and Abstracts

Wednesday 21.8.2013

15.30–17.00 Sessions I:

1. General themes in folkloristics
– Mícheál Briody: “Dead Clay and Living Clay”: Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s criticism of the work of the Irish Folklore Commission Briody
– Outi Lehtipuro: Lauri Honko of the sixties – a retrospective view Lehtipuro
– Rita Treija: The “Finnish School” and Soviet Ideology Treija

2. Epics I
– Pekka Hakamies: Innovations of epic studies by Lauri Honko Hakamies
– Frederick Wallenstein: Sagas, orality and cultural history – On the use of Icelandic sagas as source materials for cultural history and the history of religion Wallenstein

3. Genre and narrative
– Kaarina Koski: A two level genre analysis for legends Koski
– Åsa Ljungström: Secret knowledge of hidden books of magic: narrativity and materiality recycled in family lore, disciplinary history, local history and novels Ljungström
– Mari Purola: Belief legend – a genre or not? Purola

4. Ethnic religion
– Tatiana Alybina: Praying ceremonies in traditional Mari religion Alybina
– Mehdi Damaliamiri: The challenge of modernity and tradition in religious rite Damaliamiri
– Pasi Enges: Supernatural experience, experience narrative and the question of truth Enges

Thursday 22.8.2013

13.15–14.45 Sessions II:

5. Folklore process
– Tuomas Hovi: The folklore process, a useable concept? Hovi, Tuomas
– Matti Kamppinen: The relevance of folklore process in religious studies Kamppinen I
– Marja-Liisa Keinänen: The re-enchantment of the Finn Forest in the twenty-first-century central Scandinavia Keinänen

6. Epics II
– Maria V. Stanyukovich: Epic and ritual in the Philippines: genres and transformations Stanyukovich
– Lotte Tarkka: The poetics of quotation: proverbial couplets and the dialogue of genres Tarkka

7. Tradition and nationalism I
– Johanna Björkholm: On history textbooks and cultural identity in a Finland-Swedish setting Björkholm
– Tommy Kuusela: In search for a national epic: J. R. R. Tolkien’s use of old Norse myths and legends in his reconstruction of English mythology Kuusela
– Juha Pentikäinen: Northern Ethnography – Research Ethical Considerations on Field Work among Indigenous Peoples Pentikäinen

8. Cultural dynamics I
– P. Krishnaswami: The organic growth of folk epics: the ownership and contestation of the Tamil folk epic Annanmar Kathai (brother’s story) Krishnaswami
– Kendra Willson: The Devil’s namesake Willson
– Ulrika Wolf-Knuts: Greed and work in Finland-Swedish folklore Wolf-Knuts

Friday 23.8.2013

10.15–11.45 Sessions III:

  9. Religion and genre
– Vladimir Bahna: What can psychology tell us about memorates? Bahna
– Tuija Hovi: Functions of narrative genres for lived religion Hovi, Tuija
– Agnieszka Matkowska: Legends and Historical Tales – Same but Different Matkowska

10. Epics III
– Arbnora Dushi: Textualisation of oral epic: its application in Albanian oral epic Dushi
– Niina Hämäläinen: Adaptation in folklore and its contributions to textualization of oral tradition Hämäläinen
– Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhöj: Variation and context in narrating Kaivola-Bregenhöj

11. Tradition and nationalism II
– Biblab Chakraborty: Indian Epics and “Lokaabharan”: The style of socio-cultural assertion in a South-Asian literary context Chakraborty
– Blanka Henriksson: Creating cultural identity through debate Henriksson
– Anastasiia Zherdieva: Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relationships as mirrored by the legends Zherdieva

12. Cultural dynamics II
– Kirsi Hänninen: Belief narratives as counter discourses Hänninen
– Matti Kamppinen: The health behaviour system and the challenges of multicultural medical anthropology Kamppinen II
– Nada Kujundzic: Redefining fairy tales: cinematic appropriations and generic cross-connections Kujundzic

All sessions in the same page:Honko-conference Sessions table

All abstracts of the sessions:Abstracts in albhabetical order