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Symposium dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Academician Arvo Krikmann at the Estonian Literary Museum

In July this year the renowned folklorist Academician Arvo Krikmann (1939–2017) would have turned 80. To celebrate this, a symposium will be held at the Estonian Literary Museum on Saturday, September 7, under the auspices of the annual Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies conference. This will also mark the occasion of donating Arvo Krikmann's personal library to the ELM.
Arvo Krikmann's research was internationally widely known and highly appreciated. In his extensive studies he dealt principally with short forms of folklore and their sources, folk humour, semantics of phraseology and theory of figurative speech.
His varied interests are reflected in the composition of his library that contains over 1500 items of academic literature, including books, manuscripts, lecture notes. The library also holds a number of unique books that professor Krikmann had attained through his established network of academic connections.
At the symposium, colleagues of Arvo Krikmann will present their latest findings related to the main research fields of the Academician.
9.00-10.00 Plenary session (Big lecture hall): Opening of the Personal Library of Academician Arvo Krikmann Donated to the Estonian Literary Museum
Chair: Liisi Laineste
Władysław Chłopicki: Study of Folklore and Humour through Creative Imagination
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Parallel session XI (Big lecture hall): Representations of Short Forms of Folklore and Humour: In Honour of Academician Arvo Krikmann
Chair: Piret Voolaid
Liisa Granbom-Herranen: With Sense and Sensibility. Academician Arvo Krikmann’s Studies in Paremiology
Jonathan Roper: Dictionaries as a Source for Folklore: Advantages and Disadvantages
Sergey Troitskiy: Between Fun, Gun and Ban. Is Parody Dangerous for Official Discourse?
The symposium is organised by the Deptartment of Folkloristics of the Estonian Literary Museum and it is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (IUT22-5), and by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies).
Information: Liisi Laineste,; Piret Voolaid,

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