Song, Poetry and Images in Writing: Sami Literature

  • Harald Gaski Universitetet i Tromsø, Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning, Institutt for kultur og litteratur
Emneord (Nøkkelord): Sami literature, Indigenous studies, Circumpolar, Identity, Literary institution, Assimilation, Resistance, Resilience

Sammendrag

The article is an overview of Sami literature, past and present, with a specific emphasis on the connection between tradition and innovation, in which literature is regarded in a broader sense than only limited to the written word. Thus the relationship between the traditional epic yoik songs and contemporary poetry is being dealt with, as is the multimedia approach that several Sami artists have chosen for their creative expression. It is almost more the rule than an exemption that Sami artists express themselves through the use of more than only one medium. Through the introduction to Sami literature, the reader also gets acquainted with the history and the culture of the Sami, who are the indigenous people of the northern regions of Scandinavia, Finland and the Kola peninsula in Russia.

Forfatterbiografi

Harald Gaski, Universitetet i Tromsø, Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning, Institutt for kultur og litteratur

Harald Gaski (b. 1955), is Associate Professor in Sami Literature at the University of Tromsø. Research topics and specialities: Sami oral and written literature, Sami epic yoik tradition, yoik and copyright issues, Sami traditional knowledge, traditional aestetics and new art forms, indigenous literatures, indigenous methodology.

(harald.gaski@uit.no)

Publisert
2011-06-01
Hvordan referere
Gaski, Harald. 2011. «Song, Poetry and Images in Writing: Sami Literature». Nordlit, nr. 27 (juni):33-54. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.1804.
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