Programme for Rhyme and Rhyming

Helsinki, Finland, 22nd–24th May 2019

Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan konferenssiesitelmiä!

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).

Konferenssiohjelma löytyy kokonaisuudessaan liitteenä (doxc) ja alla. Konferenssiesitelmien seuraaminen on avointa ja ilmaista kaikille ilman rekisteröitymistä (rekisteröityminen on suljettu). 

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

Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

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.

Lisätietoja / For more information, please contact rhymeconference@gmail.com

www.finlit.fi/fi/tutkimus/tutkimuksessa-tapahtuu/conference-rhyme-and-rhyming-verbal-art-and-song/programme-rhyme-and#.XNFMTWgzbb0

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Programme

Abstracts for the conference (PDF)

Wednesday, May 22nd

8.45–9.15      Registration and coffee/tea

9.15–9.30      Opening words: Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen (Secretary General, SKS)

9.30–10.45    Keynote lecture

                      Nigel Fabb (Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow): Why is rhyme different from alliteration? A psychological and aesthetic account

10.45–11.00  COFFEE/TEA

11.00–12.30 Session 1 (Chair: Frog)

  •  Myfany Turpin (University of Sydney): End rhyme in Aboriginal sung poetry
  • Jarkko Niemi (University of Tampere): Bordering the Rhyming World: Poetic devices in the Siberian Eastern Khanty oral sung tradition
  • Yelena Sesselja Helgadóttir (University of Island): The (N)Ever Changing Rhyme, or Rhyme Modifications in Loan Formulae

12.30–13.45  LUNCH (for registered participants)

13.45–15.15  Session 2 (Chair: Eeva-Liisa Bastman)

  • Frog (University of Helsinki): Hop on the Bus, Gus: Rhyme in Isolated Entanglement
  • Stefan Blohm (MPI for Empirical Aesthetics): Effects of End Rhyme on Reading Fluency and Memory
  • Catherine Addison (University of Zululand): Audability of Rhyme: Pattern, Distance, and Degree

15.15–15.45  COFFEE/TEA

15.45–17.15  Session 3 (Chair: Susanne Rosenberg)

  • Warwick Edwards (University of Glasgow): Rhyme and cadence: Perspectives from medieval musical traditions
  • Marjo Suominen (University of Helsinki): Studying Rhyming in Italian, English and German in Handel’s Opera Giulio Cesare
  • Eeva-Liisa Bastman (Finnish Literature Society /University of Helsinki): “Let us sing, Let us sing, Let us sing to the Lord”: Rhyme, sound and rhythm as performative elements in the 18th century hymn poetry

18.00–20.00  RECEPTION by Folklore Studies at Topelia (Unioninkatu 38C, second floor)  (for registered participants)

 

Thursday, May 23th

9.30-10.30    Keynote lecture: Seppo Heikkinen (Title of Docent in Latin Language and Roman Literature, University of Helsinki): Multiple origins? Some observations on the medieval Latin rhyme

10.30–11.00  COFFEE/TEA

11.00–12.30  Session 4 (Chair: Hanna Karhu)

  • Jan Ciglbauer (Charles University, Prague): What matters? The Creativity of 14th Century Students in Central Europe
  • Mihhail Lotman (University of Tartu; Tallinn University): Rhymes and non-rhymes (on the example of Russian folklore and literary poetry)
  • Kati Kallio (Finnish Literature Society/University of Helsinki): How rhymed is it? Kalevala-meter, Lutheran hymns and Kulnasatz of Olaus Sirma

12.30–13.45  LUNCH (for registered participants)

13.45–15.15  Session 5 (Chair: Sakari Katajamäki)

  • Reidar Bakke (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU): Finnish rhymes in Norwegian traditions
  • Jacqueline Ekgren (Ekgren Musikkinstitutt, Oslo): Between singing and saying: oral tradition of Norwegian stev shares stress- and rhyme-patterns with Old Norse and Old English
  • Hanna Karhu (University of Helsinki/Finnish Literature Society): End rhymes in Finnish rhyming couplets and literary folk song

15.15–15.45  COFFEE/TEA

15.45–17.15  Session 6 (Chair: Kati Kallio)

  • Maria-Kristiina Lotman (University of Tartu): Rhyme in Estonian poetic culture
  • Sakari Katajamäki (Finnish Literature Society): Analyzing irregular rhyme sequences: Lauri Viita’s Kukunor (1949)
  • Pauli Tapio (University of Helsinki): The function and functioning of rhyme in two poems by Tuomas Anhava

18.00–20.00 RECEPTION at the Finnish Literature Society (for registered participants)

Welcoming words: Lotte Tarkka (Professor of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki & Chairman of the Delegation, SKS)

 

Friday, May 24th

9.30–11.00    Keynote lecture: 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)

11.00–11.15  COFFEE/TEA

11.15–12.15  Session 7 (Chair: Venla Sykäri)

  • Tiziana Palandrani (Independent Scholar): Feminine songs in the oral tradition of Sardinia
  • Susanne Rosenberg (Royal College of Music in Stockholm): Cognitive strategies in rhyming in new ballads – an improvisatory approach

12.15–13.30  LUNCH (for registered participants)

13.30–15.30  Session 8 (Chair: Myfany Turpin)

  • Kjell Andreas Oddekalv (RITMO, University of Oslo): Surrender to the flow – Rhyme as the defining structural element in rap
  • Robert Komaniecki (Appalachian State University): Skillful Syllables: Decoding Rhyme in Hip-Hop
  • Susie McComb (Independent Scholar): “Misdirected by Swagger and Beaten by Rhyme”: Lyricism, Musicality and the Poetics of Insecurity
  • Venla Sykäri (Finnish Literature Society/University of Helsinki): Strategies of rhyming in contemporary extemporized oral composition

15.30–16.00  COFFEE/TEA

16.00–16.30  Closing discussion

(18.00 Dinner for voluntary participants at own cost)