FIN310H1: Finnish Folklore: The Kalevala

Hours

12L/12S

An examination of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala: its relationship to the tradition of folk poetry; its quality as an epic poem; the mythological, religious, and cultural dimensions of its world view; its role in Finlands nation building in the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings in English. (Offered at least every alternate year)

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)