Conference: Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song

 "Juhlasyöminkien jälkeiset leikit". From Kokemäenjoki, Harjavalta by U. T. Sirelius in around 1900. Photo: SKS
"Juhlasyöminkien jälkeiset leikit". From Kokemäenjoki, Harjavalta by U. T. Sirelius in around 1900. Photo: SKS
Finnish Literature Society (Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki, Finland), 22nd–24th May 2019

Welcome to listen to conference presentations!

Keynote lectures:

  • 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).

Please find the whole programme attached (docx) and here. The conference is open for all without registration (registration is closed).

Warmly welcome!

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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For more information, please contact rhymeconference@gmail.com