Oral Literature in the Contemporary Mediterranean

Il-Ġimgħa 31 ta’ Jannar 2020, fis-6.00pm, Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán, “Oral Literature in the Contemporary Mediterranean. Old Genres into New Wineskins.” fil-Librerija tal-Fakultà tal-Arti tal-Università ta’ Malta, Tal-Qroqq.

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Ritratt meħud minn Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán

 

Dr Óscar Abenójar għandu dottorat fil-letteratura komparata u speċjalizza fin-Narrattiva u l-Etnografija Orali.  Abenójar jgħallem il-Letteratura Ispanika fl-Università tal-Istudji Barranin ta’ Hankuk (Seoul, ir-Repubblika tal-Korea) u għandu bosta pubblikazzjonijiet marbuta mal-qasam tat-tradizzjoni orali, fosthom: Cuentos populares de la Cabilia (2014); La hermosa Ilona: antología de baladas populares húngaras (2014); La princesa cautiva y el pájaro del viento: mitos y cuentos del norte de Argelia (2015), u La grandas de oro y otros cuentos tradicionales del oasis del Mzab (Argelia) (2016).

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Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán ma’ wieħed mill-informanti tiegħu

On Friday, 31 January 2020, at 6.00pm, Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán will be giving a public talk in English on “Oral Literature in the Contemporary Mediterranean. Old Genres into New Wineskins.” in the Faculty of Arts Library of the University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq.

This talk is part of the Oral Traditions project of the Department of Maltese in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta, which is supported by the Research Fund of the University and Klabb Kotba Maltin.

Several old narratives, songs, rituals, riddles, and superstitions have survived in the Mediterranean region from antiquity until today. Nevertheless, the ways of transmission are no longer the same. This talk will give some examples of the transformations occurring nowadays in the field of oral literature.

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Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán with one of his informants

Óscar Abenójar has a PhD in Comparative Literature and he has specialized in Oral Narrative and Ethnography. At present he teaches Hispanic Literature at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He is the author or co-author, amongst others, of several studies about oral traditions in North Africa: Cuentos populares de la Cabilia (2014); La hermosa Ilona: antología de baladas populares húngaras (2014); La princesa cautiva y el pájaro del viento: mitos y cuentos del norte de Argelia (2015), and La grandas de oro y otros cuentos tradicionales del oasis del Mzab (Argelia) (2016). 

In June 2019, Dr Óscar Abenójar Sanjuán gave a video talk on Techniques and Methods for Collecting Oral Tradition to researchers as part of the Oral Traditions project. This is his first visit to Malta.

 


 

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