Conference: Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song
Welcome to listen to conference presentations!
- Nigel Fabb (Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow): Why is rhyme different from alliteration? A psychological and aesthetic account.
- Seppo Heikkinen (Title of Docent in Latin Language and Roman Literature, University of Helsinki): Multiple origins? Some observations on the medieval Latin rhyme.
- Dwight Reynolds (Professor of Arabic Language & Literature, University of California): Rhyme in Arabic Oral Poetry (including a performance of the Sīrat Banī Hilāl, the epic of the Banī Hilāl Bedouin tribe).
Recordings of the keynote lectures are available here.
The event is organized by the Academy of Finland research project Letters and Songs: Registers of Beliefs and Expressions in the Early Modern North (2016–2020) of the Finnish Literature Society and Folklore Studies of the University of Helsinki.
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