Viliina Silvonen

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Description of research and teaching

Research interests:
oral poetry, oral tradition, lament tradition, expression and communication, affects and emotion, archived audio recordings, (ethno)musicology, sound analysis

In my PhD project, I examine Karelian lament tradition from textual, musical, and emotional perspectives. Ethnopoetics, Oral-Formulaic Theory and Performance Theory constitute my main theoretical framework, and I also apply multidisciplinary affect and emotion theories as well as sensory ethnographic methods.

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Turun yliopisto

Award Date: 27 Nov 2014

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Itä-Suomen yliopisto

Nov 2021 → …

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Folklore Studies
  • Laments
  • Affect Theory
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Critical Archival Studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.