Wilson Center Experts

Torsten Martin Gustaf Lofstedt

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

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