Folkloristika ainekursused inglise keeles 2011.-2012. õppeaastal
FLKU.04.076 Folklore and Vernacular Religion of India (3 ECTS)
Prof. Ülo Valk; February-March 2012; Ülikooli 16-212
The course is based on fieldwork in India and it gives a general outline of Hinduism and its mythology, and folk religion and folklore of contemporary India in its social context. Students learn to interpret religious folklore of India with the analytical tools of contemporary folkloristics
FLKU.04.097 International folkloristics (6 ECTS)
Dr. Jonathan Roper, Prof. Ülo Valk; September-December 2011; Ülikooli 16-215
The course introduces the theoretical foundations of and contemporary trends within international folkloristics and develops professional expressive skills. During the course students get to know the basic concepts of folkloristics and learn to apply them in theoretical discussions about empirical data. Seminars aim at developing verbal skills of oral presentations and academic writing. 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.
FLKU.04.098 Anthropology of the Power (3 ECTS)
Dr. Aleksandra Arkhipova (Russian State University for the Humanities); September-October 2011
The lectures cover the period from 1921 (the end of the Civil War) to 2000, from the height of revolutionary moods to the Stalin Cult and the Great Terror and then to the post-Soviet era, and are based on the analysis of the specific features of the uncensored folklore material of this period.
FLKU.04.099 Problematising Folkloristic Fieldwork (2 ECTS)
PhD students Tiina Sepp, Kristel Kivari; October-November 2011
During the four seminar course, problems arising during folkloristic fieldwork will be discussed. The focus will be on researching religious narrative. The following areas will be covered: different roles of a researcher; ethical problems arising during fieldwork; "difficult" informants; the importance of researcher’s world view; problems of interpreting empirical material considering social and cultural aspects; the roles and problematic interactional relationships between the researcher-interviwer and the informant-respondent. Experiences of fieldwork will be exchanged and critically analysed and the role of the researcher in the process of data collection will be discussed.
FLKU.04.100 Names in Folklore, Names and Folklore (3 ECTS)
Dr. Jonathan Roper; February-April 2012; Ülikooli 16-208
This course deals with both names and naming in culture broadly (place-names, personal names, plant-names, and so on) and also the the role that names play in particular folklore genres.
FLKU.04.101 Analysis of Knowledge Production in the Context of (National) Heritage Scholarship (2 ECTS)
Prof. Kristin Kuutma; December 2011
FLKU.04.102 Shamanism: Approaches to Visual Anthropology (1 ECTS)
Dr. Mihály Hoppál (Budapest, Hungary); March 2012
FLKU.04.105 Placing Texts: Folk Narrative and Spatial Construction (2 ECTS)
Prof. Ülo Valk; June 2012
The aim of the intensive graduate seminar is to discuss current research in folk narratives. Amoung other narrative genres, special attention is paid to belief legends. The event is also dedicated to the relationship between tradition communities and their environment, expressed in folklore. The students will receive theoretical knowledge of the basic concepts and methods used in contemporary folk narrative and place-lore research. The course is organized in the framework of the international symposium "Supernatural Places".