Mythology, Verbal Art and Authority in Social Impact

Project Details

Description

Mythology, verbal art and associated specialist or authoritative user form a dynamic, system: the three parts evolve in relation to one another and the authority of each part appears to be constructed within that trinary system through social practice. With the analytical tools ‘register’ and a usage-based approach to mythology, this system and its workings will be examined in diverse cultures and historical contexts in a set of complementary studies. Studies include both ‘traditional’ cultures (medieval Germanic, 19th–20th-century Karelian, and current Rotenese and Tetun) and ‘current Western’ cultures (Finnish political discourse, Scandinavian multimedial advertising). The project has a strategic aim of developing a multidisciplinary methodological framework for analyzing the mythology–language–user trinary system that can be used by researchers in different fields of the humanities, in sociology, political science or consumer culture research.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2021

Research Output

[Review of] The Bungling Host: The Nature of Indigenous Oral Literature. By Daniel Clément, translated by Peter Frost.

Frog, 2019, (Submitted) In : Journal of American Folklore. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

Approaching Ideologies of Things Made of Language: A Case Study of a Finno-Karelian Incantation Technology

Frog, M., 2019, In : Folkloristika. 4, 1, p. 211-257 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Contacts and Networks in the Baltic Sea Region: Austmarr as a Northern Mare nostrum, ca. 500–1500 AD

Bertell, M. (ed.), Frog, M. (ed.) & Willson, K. (ed.), 2019, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 296 p. (Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Activities

Hel's Culture Club

Frog (Speaker: Presenter)

14 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

"No such thing as heritage?" – From basic assumptions and constructs to reconceptualizations

Frog (Speaker: Presenter)

4 Mar 20206 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Making and Maintaining Monsters

Frog (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)

7 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

BBC documentary on gigantism

Mr. Frog

23/11/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview-based article introducing me and my research to Folklore students

Mr. Frog

15/11/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media