Teemanumber

Literary decadence

Mirjam Hinrikus, Jaan Undusk

Decadence as the aesthetics of ambivalences

Fusions and syntheses

Daniele Monticelli

Filtered decadence

The translation and reception of Gabriele D’Annunzio in the early 20th century Estonian culture

Kaia Sisask

Guy De Maupassant’s short stories in Estonia in the early 20th century

Translations and reception through the lens of decadence

Leo Luks

Waning sex beyond good and evil

Friedrich Nietzsche’s vital affects in the distorting mirror of Jaan Oks’ works

Kristjan Haljak

Dark temples brimming with sweetness from the shared impulse of all living things

Jaan Oks’ subject in process

Mirjam Hinrikus, Merlin Kirikal

Decadence and life

Nietzschean-Bergsonian aesthetics of movement and flow in the early prose of Tammsaare and Semper

Aare Pilv

On the aestheticist roots of the intellectual Left in the first half of the 20th century

Rebekka Lotman

Estonian decadent sonnet

Tanel Lepsoo

Decadence in the theatrical situation on the example of Oscar Wilde’s “Salomé”

Märt Väljataga

Soviet Estonian decadence

Aado Lintrop

The cosmogonic comb and the celestial swing

Mari Sarv, Kati Kallio, Maciej Janicki

Computational insights into the variation of Finnic folk songs

“Searching for the Comb” and “Sword from the Sea”

Ave Taavet, Johanna Rannik

Magic in numbers and words

On Estonian literary criticism in 2022–2023

Annika Viht

Variation of complex numerals in old written Estonian

Aet Kuusik

Perceptions of the word kväär ‘queer’ among the Estonian LGBT community

Juhan Kreem

The massacre on Lake Liepāja

Kaarina Rein

Botany at the Swedish University of Tartu on the example of the disputation „De plantis” (1647) by Johannes Erici and Andreas Arvidi

Heili Hani

Estonian tanka

Prevalence, authors, themes and forms

Martin Klöker

Factual narrative in the 17th century

On the narrative structure of the minutes of the Estonian corporation of nobility

Liina Lindström, Maarja-Liisa Pilvik, Helen Plado, Triin Todesk

Võro and Seto language shift in the 20th–21st century

An irreversible process?

Words

Maire Raadik

Vanakooli (‘old-school’)

INTERVIEW

Ott Heinapuu

World mythologies brought home

Mare Kõiva 70

Ott Heinapuu

Livonians as a model for a future community

Valts Ernštreits 50

Miscellanea

Arne Merilai

An oxymoron: surrealist oxymoron

Books

Leo Luks

The fog thickens

Andrei Ivanov. Hämariku melanhoolia. Translated from Russian by Veronika Einberg. Varrak, 2023. 375 lk.

Mihkel Kunnus

An eve of no happy returns

Jaan Kaplinski, Tõnu Õnnepalu. Kirjad. [Tallinn:] Aadam ja pojad, 2022. 389 lk.

Lembit Vaba

Livonians are everywhere and nowhere

Lībiešu [kultūr]telpa. Zanes Ernštreites sarunās un Agneses Zeltiņas fotogrāfijās. [Ventspils:] LU Lībiešu institūta atbalsta biedrība / LI Līvõd institūt tigtimiz seļtš, Nodibinājums „Vents-pils lībiešu apvienība Rānda”, 2023. 334 lk.

Berk Vaher

Now he has a world of time and space

Sven Vabar. Ribadeks tõmmatud linn. Jutud vms 2001–2014. Kaksikhammas, 2023. 183 lk.

Raili Marling

How to imagine better?

Jaak Tomberg. Kuidas täita soovi. Realism, teadusulme ja utoopiline kujutlusvõime. (Studia litteraria Estonica 24.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2023. 307 lk.

Jeanne Kormina

A thesis on women’s role in Old Believer communities

Danila Rygovskiy. Women in Russian Old Belief: Religious Practices and Public Imagination on the Example of Siberian and Estonian Old Believer Communities. (Dissertationes folkloristicae Universitatis Tartuensis 36.) Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2023. 248 lk.

Eret Talviste

„I wish I could conjure myself into a body”: Sveta Grigorjeva's monstrous bodies of text

Sveta Grigorjeva. Frankenstein. [Tallinn:] Suur Rida, 2023. 100 lk.

Elle-Mari Talivee

What was the Daughter of Heaven like, really?

Piret Jaaks. Taeva tütred. Tallinn: Varrak, 2023. 268 lk.

Igor Kotjuh

The old soul and new path of Tõnis Vilu

Tõnis Vilu. Vana hing. Luuletused 2021–2023. [Väike-Maarja:] Häämaa, 2023. 73 lk.

Janet Laidla

A diverse collection of Latvian women's history

Letonica. Humanitāro zinātņu žurnāls. Kd 49. LU Literatūras, folkloras un mākslas institūta apgāds / The Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the Uni­versity of Latvia, 2023. 254 lk.

Brita Melts

Annotations

Reviews

KK 1-2/2024

Short chronicles  

KK 1-2/2024

Defended doctoral theses

Kristi Salve, Kadri Tamm

In memoriam Ottilie-Olga Kõiva (6. II 1932 – 9. XI 2023)

KK 3/2024

Short chronicles

KK 3/2024

Defended doctoral theses

Kaarina Rein

Regio Baltica et Europa – pons studiorum et doctrinae

Arvo Tering 75

Piret Norvik

In memory of Evi Juhkam (17. III 1932 – 1. XII 2023)

KK 4/2024

Short chronicles

Maria-Kristiina Lotman, Rebekka Lotman

Rhyme roads and rhyme woods

Harald Rajamets 100

KK 5/2024

Short chronicles