Ülo Valk is professor and chair of the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore at the University of Tartu, Estonia. During 2003-2004 he is a Fulbright scholar at the Center for Folklore and Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include genre theory, demonology and belief.
Some recent publications:
'On the Connections between Estonian Folk Religion and Christian
Demonology', Mitteilungen für Anthropologie und
Religionsgeschichte, Band 8. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1994
'The Black Gentleman: Manifestations of the Devil in Estonian
Folk Religion', Folklore Fellows' Communications No. 276, Helsinki,
'Authorship and Textuality. Kalevipoeg as Epic Landscape',
Kalevala and the Worlds Traditional Epics, ed. Lauri
Honko. Studia Fennica Folkloristica 12. Finnish Literature
Society: Helsinki, 2002 (pp. 405-417).
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