Coordonator cultural-ştiinţific, dr., Academia Română, Muzeul de Artă Veche Apuseană, Bucureşti;
A Romanian cultural reality of the fairy tale is the Youth institution. Deeply traditional epic logical level, this cultural reality is both structural and conceptual, significantly enriching the Romanian folk ethos. Bringing to the fore values, principles, instruments of traditional spiritual substance, Youth institution comes to speak through examples cited in this study, recurrence habits aimed feelings about participating in epic characters. Thus, I could detect a certain scheme of representation and signification expectations they have sentimental heroes of these tales. In this Youth institution scheme (be it physical body, aesthetic or utopian dimension), It has an essential place, pivoting around its entire approach epic. I tried to find, in the rich material was available, qualities and limits, the focal point or equilibrium between Youth institution imaginary object or topic. Especially of a corporality seen exclusively through the filter of traditional mentality! To what extent we succeeded, remains to be seen.
Romanian fairy tale, traditional imaginary, phenomenology of feelings, youth institution.