FIN310H1: Finnish Folklore: The Kalevala


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 Finland's nation-building in the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings in English. (Offered at least every alternate year)

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