Perspectives on Contemporary Legend

International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

34th International Conference

Tallinn, Estonia
Tuesday, June 28 - Saturday July 2, 2016


    Tuesday, June 28

9.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 11.30 Session 1
Christine Shojaei Kawan - Walter Anderson as an Innovator
Eda Kalmre - Some Remarks on Urban Legends and Their Collecting Process in Estonia in the 1990s
Carme Oriol and Emili Samper - Collecting, Archiving and Studying Rumours and Contemporary Legends Today
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.30 Session 2
Radvilė Racėnaitė - Folk Narrative and the Internet: Christian Saints and God in a Digital World
Rae Muhlstock - Knossos in the Catskills: The Mythopoesis of Michael Ayrton’s Arkville Maze
Gail de Vos - The Norse God Bragi in Popular Culture
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break
15.00 – 16.30 Session 3
Véronique Campion-Vincent - Native Americans as a Source of Wisdom. History and Analysis of a Contemporary Mythology
Eleanor Hasken - “Some of My Experiences, I Just Want to Share”: Tellability in Alien Abduction Narratives
Theo Meder - BLACK STORIES. Kwispels, Contemporary Legends etc. as Card Games
17.30 – Tour of Old Town
19.00 Reception at the Estonian Academy of Sciences,
Kohtu 6 (at Toompea Hill)

    Wednesday, June 29

9.00 – 10.30 Session 4
Anna Kirzyuk - Death to Soviet Children in a Black Car: The History and Meaning of the Child’s Horror Story
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby - Stalin or the Bolsheviks?
Sandy Hobbs and David Main - The Vanishing Hitchhiker: Then and Now
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00. – 12.30 Session 5
Anastasiya Astapova - Fraud or Sham? Rumor and Humor on Elections in Belarus
Patricia A. Turner - For Better or for Worse: Folklore and Michelle Obama
Rita Repšienė and Odeta Žukauskienė - Utopias, Fictions and Dead Cities: Reality and Perspectives
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 Session 6
Reet Hiiemäe - Fate, Miracle Doctors and Magical Interventions: Contemporary Beliefs about Childlessness in Interaction with the Mass Media
Mare Kõiva, Rahel Laura Vesik - Loyal Dogs – That have touched many hearts
Peter Burger - White Van Stories: Stranger Danger, Rhetoric, and Media
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session 7
David Clarke - “Can’t Believe a Word You Read, Sir, Can You?”: The Role of Soldiers, Spies and Journalists in the Dissemination of WWI Rumour-Legends
Filip Graliński - Forteana, Urban Legends or Journalistic Copy Paste? Weird Stories in the Interwar Polish Press
Carolyn E. Ware - A Dog Named Tank and Other Tales of Animal Rescue
18.00 Tour of Old Town

    Thursday, June 30

Excursion to Lahemaa

    Friday, July 1

9.00 – 10.30 Session 8
Zuzana Panczová - The “West” in Conspiracy Theories in Slovakia
Alexander Panchenko - Organ Theft Legends in Russia: Conspiracy Theories, the Authoritarian State and Consumer Society
Daria Radchenko - Secret Bodies, Stolen Organs: Legend Motives of the Ukrainian Crisis
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 9
Aurore Van de Winkel - The Disappearance of Flight MH370: Rumours, Legends and Theories in the French Sphere
J. J. Dias Marques - “The Grateful Terrorist” in the Portuguese Oral Tradition
Rosemary V. Hathaway - Legendary Personal Experience Narratives from a Vietnam-War Era Protest
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 Session 10
Mikel Koven - The Haunted Antiquarian: BBC’s "Ghost Stories for Christmas", Antiquarian Investigations and Folk Horror
Andrea Kitta - Supernatural Contagion: Suicide, Violence, and Slender Sickness in the Slender Man Phenomenon
Jan Pohunek - Shadows, Sounds and Energies: On the Phenomenology of Haunted Places
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 17.00 General meeting
19.00 Conference Dinner

    Saturday, July 2

10.00- 12.00 Session 11
Mare Kalda - Sacrifices at the Unearthing of Treasure: Legends and Beyond
John M. Bodner - Pot Labourers’ Communication Ecologies: Rumour, Legend and Occupational Narratives among Marijuana Growers
Elena Iugai - The Magic Requital in Russian Everyday Narratives
Conference closing

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