Ethnologist Ambrož Kvartič talks modern folklore and urban legends. #MetaPHoDcast
Ambrož Kvartič is an ethnologist. He is interested in folklore – not the kind where you carry a tape recorder around and record folk singers in remote villages, but the kind involving modern folktales and urban legends and all the usual stories about pigeons being sold as street meat. He is no regular mythbuster, as he cares little for the veracity of the stories overheard in hair salons; he studies what some of the ever-present narrative elements stick to and why. He is a no-nonsense man who, in his free time, enjoys dancing and singing, and cultivates academic excellence by maintaining the Baba iz Hude luknje [the Hag of Huda luknja] Facebook page. (Read up on her here [Slovene only]). He occasionally tweets. You are sure to brighten up Ambrož’s day by writing down any modern tales (urban legends) you may have heard or come across online and sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: LUKA AUSEC, holds a doctorate in biosciences and can fluently read DNA – and sometimes literature. Enthusiastic about bending the body and the mind in all directions – and sometimes inwards. Enjoys spreading inspiring ideas – sometimes as tweets.
Translated by: Urša Klinc.