Myten om Ronja Vikingadotter
Can a story survive over time? When does the story become a myth? Can methods regarding manifest and latent signals be used in concrete education concerning issues on cultural heritage?
Based on Astrid Lindgren’s internationally renowned story about “Ronja, the Robber’s daughter” (Ronja Rövardotter) the concepts of story and myth are problematized as part of an overarching textile-historical research project entitled “The Myths of All Times” (Alla Tiders Myter). Based on the costumes of the robbers, two adaptations of the story for the screen, produced over 30 years apart, are compared. The study focuses on manifest and latent signals in the expressions and contents of both movies. Parallel studies of the fairy tale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfes” (Snövit och de sju dvärgarna) widen the theoretical perspective.
The project is a cooperation between researchers at the department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, and the department for Culture and Communication at Linköping University, aiming to strengthen creative and embodied forms for analytical research and teaching.
Keywords: Visual communication, Storytelling, Myth, Material culture, Vikings, Embodied learning.
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