IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 704: Orality, Literacy, and Vernacular Religion in Northern and Eastern Europe, III: Orality, Literacy, and Linguistic Registers in the Baltic Sea Region

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Finnish Literature Society / Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (NCMS), Helsinki
Organiser:Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen, Finnish Literature Society / Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (NCMS), Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Irma-Riitta Irene Järvinen, Finnish Literature Society / Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (NCMS), Helsinki
Paper 704-aThe Weight of the Word: The Use of Elements of Oral Speech in Public and Private Account Books of Medieval Reval
(Language: English)
Tiina Kala, Tallinna Linnaarhiiv
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Language and Literature - German, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Paper 704-bLanguage Registers and Writer's Intent: Late Medieval Correspondence in the Baltic Sea Region
(Language: English)
Ilkka Anselmi Leskelä, Department of History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Paper 704-cMetrical Choices in Early Finnish Oral and Literate Songs: Kalevalametric or Rhymed?
(Language: English)
Kati Heinonen, Finnish Literature Society / Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Lay Piety, Mentalities
Abstract

The four sessions on orality, literacy, and vernacular religion in Northern and Eastern Europe aim to study the variety of Christian traditions, linguistic registers and vernacular adaptations at the conjunction of orality and literacy. The focus is on oral legends and early written Rus’ narratives, vernacular Christian myths in Scandinavia, Finland, and Karelia, the borderland between Western and Eastern Churches, medieval and early modern linguistic and poetic registers in the Baltic Sea region, and oral and textual performances and construction of power and the pagans as the significant other in the Northern world from Anglo-Saxon England to Baltic and Nordic countries.