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Perspectives to the Kalevala

Author: Kalevalaseura

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In the summer of 2023, we asked six people – a folklore researcher, a Karelian activist, a sociolinguist, a literature researcher, a singer and a theater director – to tell us briefly what the Kalevala looks like from their point of view.

It turned out that the Kalevala is, for example, a treasure chest, a source of pain, a work of art and an instrument of oppression. Simultaneously and separately.

We put together videos that are about a minute long each. They are also linked at the bottom of the Multifaceted Kalevala information package.

Perspectives on the Kalevala