15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR)

15th Congress
of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR)
Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptations

Organizer: Academy of Athens – Hellenic Folklore Research Centre

the evening sessions
Thursday, June 25

History and Future of Folk Narrative Research - session 7
Old Parliament
Chair: Labrie, Vivian

16.30-17.00 Paraskevaidis, Panagiotis (Mytilene, Greece): “History of Folk Narrative Research in Lesvos”
17.00-17.30 Artman, Tali (Jerusalem, Israel): “Married, not Dead: Women's Lives and the Problem of Genre”
17.30-18.00 Kaliambou, Maria (New Haven CT, U.S.A.): ‘…for the Good Children and for the Simpler’. Reception of Folktales and Fairy Tales in Greece since the 19th century”

Belief Tales – session 6: Genres & Sub-Genres (2)
Esperia Palace Hotel, Acropolis Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Gwyndaf, Robin

16.30-17.00 Moroz, Andrey (Moscow, Russia): “Cult of Saints and Popular Hagiography in Contemporary Russia”
17.00-17.30 Hesz, Agnes (Pecs, Hungary): "Hidden Messages. Narratives about Dreams in which the Dead Communicate indirectly"
17.30-18.00 Mencej, Mirijam (Ljubjana, Slovenia): “Belief in Stories about Witches”

Storytelling and Storytellers - session 15
Esperia Palace Hotel, Olympia Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Çobanoğlu, Özkul

16.30-17.00 Malshina, Katerina (Zaporozhye, Ukraine): “The Experience of Zaporozhye Ethnographic Expedition 2003-2008: Gathering, Analysing and Presentation of Folk Narratives in Post-Soviet Space.”
17.00-17.30 Volobuev, Vradislav (Zaporozhye, Ukraine): “Illustration of Becoming of the Soviet Authority, Collectivization and Golodomor (Genocide) in Ukraine on Materials of Family Chronicles”
17.30-18.00 Palmenfelt, Ulf (Visby, Sweden): “The Icebergs of History in Life Narratives”

Charms, Charmers and Charming - session 1
Charms in the Greek-speaking world
Esperia Palace Hotel, Athena Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Éva Pócs
16.30-17.00 Kompoholi, Aggeliki (Athens, Greece): “Charming divine wrath: The presentation of a Greek woman charmer from Messinia in Greece” 17.00-17.30 Passalis, Haralampos (Thessaloniki, Greece): “Ritual Restrictions and Taboos on Verbal Charms Transmissions in Greek Folk Society”
17.30-18.00 Ionas, Ioannis (Nicosia, Cyprus): “The systematic study of Cypriot charms and incantations”
18.30-20.00 Evening sessions

Mythologies, Ecology and Environmental Representations - session 8
Hellenic American Union, Theater, 2nd floor
Chair: Ispas, Cornelia-Sabina

18.30-19.00 Sepanmaa, Yrjo (Joensuu, Finland): “Speaking and Writing ` Nature”
19.00-19.30 Kobayashi, Fumihiko (Jerusalem, Israel): “Animal Women in Japanese Folklore – Are They Meek Or Ambitious Female Figures?: A Study of Japanese Animal Wife Tales”
19.30-20.00 Lintrop, Aado (Tartu, Estonia): “Shamanic Stories”
20.00-20.30 Kharmawphlang, Desmond. L. (Shillong, India):”Rice Myths of the Khasis of North East India”

Social Strategies and Collective Identities – session 9
Hellenic American Union, Foyer, 2nd floor
Chair: Vozikas, George

18.30-19.00 Katsadima, Antigoni (Athens, Greece): “Folktales for Castles: a Social Strategy in Defending Collective Identities”
19.00-19.30 Leontsinis, George (Athens, Greece): “Narrative and the Teaching of History. Identity and Human Behaviour”
19.30-20.00 Lydaki, Anna (Athens, Greece): “Folk Narrative and Social Reality”

Folk Narrative in the Modern Media - session 7
Hellenic American Union, Seminar Room, 4th floor
Chair: Tsiavos, Prodromos

18.30-19.00 Slekonyte, Jurate (Vilnius, Lithuania): “Folklore Heritage in the Age of Globalization: from Printed to Digital Folklore Library”

18.00-18.30 coffee break

19.00-19.30 Guomundsdόttir, Dagbjört (Akranes, Iceland): “Web-based Obituary Narratives in Iceland”
19.30-20.00 Basu, Sarmistha De (Kolkata, India): “Bengali Folktales and their Modern Representation by Media”

History and Future of Folk Narrative Research - session 8
Old Parliament
Chair: Blécourt (de), Willem

18.30-19.00 Brouskou, Aigli (Thessaloniki, Greece): “The Cinderella Cycle and its Ancient Origin”
19.00-19.30 Hamersak, Marijana (Zagreb, Croatia): “A never Ending Story? Permutations of the Snow White and Rose Red Narrative and its Research across Space and Time”
19.30-20.00 Hillers, Barbara (Harvard, U.S.A.): “A Story of East and West: The Gifts of the Little People in Ireland and Japan”

Belief Tales – session 7: Genres & Sub-Genres (3)
Esperia Palace Hotel, Acropolis Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Karanovic, Zoja
18.30-19.00 Kalmre, Eda (Tartu, Estonia): “On Reality, Truth and Ideologies in the Case of Munchausen Tales”
19.00-19.30 Angelopoulos, Anna (Paris, France): “Greek Ghost Stories and Related Fairy Tales” 19.30-20.00 Kuznetsova, Vera (Novosibirsk, Russia): “The “Folk Bible” among Russian Settlers in Siberia”

Folk Narratives and Art Representations – session 1
Esperia Palace Hotel, Olympia Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Oikonomou, Andromachi

18.30-19.00 Reidzane, Beatrise (Latvia): “From Hagiography to Mythography”
19.00-19.30 Theodosopoulou, Irene (Arta, Greece): “On the Pursuit of Narration: an Ethnographic Approach”
19.30-20.00 Selberg, Torunn (Bergen, Norway): “Place Narratives, the Transformation and Popularisation of a Novel into Place Myth”

Charms, Charmers and Charming – session 2
Picturing charms, charmers and charming
Esperia Palace Hotel, Athena Hall, 1st floor
Chair: Emanuela Timotin

18.30-19.00 Kapalo, James Alexander (London, U.K.): “Relations with Divine Agents in Gagauz Healing Charms”
19.00-19.30 Klyaus, Vladimir (Moscow, Russia): “Мультимедийная видеобиблиотека заговорных текстов (The multimedia video- library of charms)
19.30-20.00 Roper, Jonathan (Leeds, U.K.): “Contemporary Charms and Charming in the Adjara region of Georgia”
20.00-20.30 Arukask, Madis (Tartu, Estonia): “Vepsian Charms as Research Subject and Everyday Practice”

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