‘Localised’ and ‘unlocated’ contemporary legends and their function on the Greek internet

Autors/ores

  • Aphrodite-Lidia Nounanaki University of Athens
  • Rea Kakampoura University of Athens

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17345/elop202261-78

Paraules clau:

llegendes contemporànies, localitat, Internet grega, folklore digital, històries de por

Resum

Se sap que les llegendes contemporànies solen funcionar com a mitjà per sostenir les maneres imperants i les normes socials dominants. Així, se situen a prop del moment i el lloc de l’acció narrativa. En connectar-se a un lloc conegut determinat, és a dir, localitzar-se, promouen una sensació de plausibilitat.

No obstant això, entre les llegendes que es troben a la Internet grega, poques històries relacionen l’esdeveniment narrat amb un lloc concret. La majoria de les llegendes conegudes es transmeten sense cap referència espacial i temporal. Després d’haver perdut la connexió amb llocs concrets, esdevenen, per tant, «no localitzades». De fet, la majoria de les llegendes contemporànies reconegudes que circulen a la xarxa grega solen ser representades com a incidents terrorífics que succeeixen a persones aleatòries en moments i llocs no especificats.

Què suposa la pèrdua de la localitat per a la funció del gènere si va ser un dels elements clau que va convertir les llegendes modernes en històries possibles i versemblants? Contes? Com sembla que funcionen en línia? Encara existeixen històries localitzades? I si ho fan, la localitat millora la funció que ja tenen o finalment perd el seu impacte?

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Nounanaki, A.-L., & Kakampoura, R. (2023). ‘Localised’ and ‘unlocated’ contemporary legends and their function on the Greek internet. Estudis De Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature, (11), 61–78. https://doi.org/10.17345/elop202261-78 (Original work published December 20, 2022)

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