Genesis of the Slovene Folkloristic Theory
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Klobčar Marija, prof. dr. Mencej Mirjana
Since the end of the 18th century when the first interest in the Slovene folklore was aroused, in time next to amateur activities theoretical thought in folk literature has been developed. The lectures tend to place the Slovene scholarly events into the contemporary European movements, initiated by J. G. Herder; in Slovenia his thought was presented by Jernej Kopitar, and to a larger extent Stanko Vraz who is the initiator of scholarly approach to folklore. Vraz and his perception of folklore. By the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century „separation of spirits“ in folklore studies began in our country under the influence of European studies. This movement was aroused by the researchers Karel Štrekelj with his anthropological view of folklore and Matija Murko with the so-called literary folklorism which became dominant in our literary history and partly also in folkloristics. The 20th century with ethnological and anthropological folklore theories and Slovene reactions to European and American models and initiatives. The emphasis is laid on particular folklore disciplines (ethnomusicology, ethnocoreology, etc.), their integration into the folkloristic movements around the world and their influence on the development of the modern Slovene folkloristic theory and methodology. 21st century: reception and study of „non-traditional" forms of spontaneous creativity as an element of modern folklore phenomena and their integration into the modern Slovene folklore theory.