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)