Wilson Center Experts

Torsten Martin Gustaf Lofstedt

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Doctoral candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Wilson Center Project(s):
Russian Legends about Forest Spirits in Their European Context
Term:
Aug 01, 1992
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Sep 01, 1992

Project Summary

Comparative analysis of northern European legends about encounters with forest spirits and similar supernatural beings. Shows that stories are not nationa specific. Focuses primarily on those of Karelian folklore.