Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kallio, Kati
Organisation Finnish Literature Society
Project title
Formulaic intertextuality, thematic networks and poetic variation across regional cultures of Finnic oral poetry
Decision No. 333138
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 279 957
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Project description
The project creates new perspectives to the wide corpus of Estonian–Karelian–Ingrian–Finnish oral poetry called runo-song, regilaul, and kalevalaic poetry, and new analytical tools for complex linguistic materials, also suitable for other kinds of versatile verbal arts in small or poetic languages. We combine a thorough knowledge of historical data—currently in two countries and four digital corpora—to wide-ranging theoretical discussions and innovative methodological solutions, searching for new ways to conduct computational humanistic research in tight interdisciplinary interaction. Taking into account some disregarded materials and features, we search new perspectives on local poetic cultures, intertextuality, historical continuums and Finnic mythology. This consortium of the Finnish Literature Society and University of Helsinki works in close collaboration with the Estonian Folklore Archives at the Estonian Literary Museum.