Accepted paper:

Contemporary Estonian pupil dog lore

Authors:

Liisa Vesik (Estonian Literary Museum)

Paper short abstract:

The presentation analyzes the figure of the (pet) dog through the eyes of contemporary schoolchildren and how it reflects in their personal experience stories.

Paper long abstract:

The presentation analyzes the figure of the (pet) dog through the eyes of contemporary schoolchildren and how it reflects in their personal experience stories. My source is material from the Estonian school lore collection of 2007 (approximately 17,000 participants). The presentation analyzes the figure of the (pet) dog through the eyes of contemporary schoolchildren and how it reflects in their personal experience stories. My source is material gathered during the Estonian school lore collection of 2007 (approximately 17,000 participants). We received a broad variety of material on pets, including humorous and dramatic stories. The stories reflect a shift in people's attitudes and values. I will analyze the pet corpus, outline the main motives of the stories and compare them with folklore recorded at the beginning of the 20th century. The paper is connected to research carried out within the project ESF 8137.

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