This book chapter studies the uses of oral legend and folktale in Astrid Lindgren's collection of short stories Sunnanäng. It is argued that folkloric chronotopes endow these stories with their peculiar ambience, and that Mikhail Bakhtin's original conception of chronotopes as either located on the micro-level of motifs or the macro-level of genres needs to be supplemented with an intertextual/intergeneric level of chronotopes, which could help explain processes of change in the cultural constitution of chronotopes. It is suggested that Astrid Lindgren exploits folkloric chronotopes to re-orient the established literary ones, such as the chronotope of historical inversion and the idyllic chronotope.
|Title of host publication||Genre–Text–Interpretation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Folklore and Beyond|
|Editors||Kaarina Koski, Frog with Ulla Savolainen|
|Publisher||Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|