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The Eternal Lure of the Kalevala

October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

University of Toronto Finnish Studies Program


Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation (CFFEF) 

 welcome you to

Evening with Finnish Studies &

Finnish Studies 2015-2016 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

  followed by an inspiring lecture

The Eternal Lure of the Kalevala 


           professor emeritus Börje Vähämäki

There is an infinite number of ways to approach the 180-year old National Epic of Finland. Professor Vähämäki’s talk will focus on three dimensions which bring the Kalevala lasting international luster:

1) Universally prominent myths – origin myths, and myths about the make-up of the world

2) Understanding the human condition – family, courtship, weddings, death

3) Kalevala’s dramas – duels, epic battles, and the exquisitely crafted tragedy of Kullervo.

The lecture will feature illustrations and text samples.

Free admission. Everybody welcome! Reception with coffee and pulla follows. 

R.S.V.P. by phone to CFF 416-730-8350 or by email to anu.muhonen@utoronto.ca

Please consider a donation to Finnish Studies at the U of T by giving to CFFEF. 


October 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alumni Hall 400, St Michael’s College, University of Toronto
121 St Joseph St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4 Canada
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