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Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of the various relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy ... More


The Genesis of a Saga Narrative: Verse and Prose in Kormaks Saga

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117834
eISBN:
9780191671074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The origins of many of the Icelandic sagas have long been the subject of critical speculation and controversy. This book demonstrates that an investigation into the relationship between verse and ... More


A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Carolyne Larrington

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is a comparative study of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and ... More


Verb Second as Alignment

Stephen R. Anderson

in Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter poses the question of whether or not it was correct for Jakob Wackernagel — whose classic discussion of second-position clitics in the earliest Indo-European languages has been so often ... More


The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Ruth H. Sanders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Five Germanic languages--Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese--along with two Finno-Ugric languages--Finnish and Sami--have lived in neighboring territory in the North for millennia. ... More


Information structure and OV order

þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 11 ‘Information Structure and OV order’ by Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir studies the change from object‐verb order to verb‐object order. A number of European languages have undergone such a change ... More


INTRODUCTION

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter examines the history of literary prosimetrum in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. It explains the distinction between corroborative verses and dialogue verses, and sets out ... More


THE ROLE OF VERSES IN NORSE HISTORICAL WORKS

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the role of verses in Old Norse-Icelandic historical sagas including Ágrip, Heimskringla, Fagrskinna, Morkinskinna, and the Legendary saga of St Óláfr. It shows that while the ... More


THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the interplay between corroborative and dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Eyrbyggja saga. Although the majority of verses are introduced as the dialogue of saga characters, ... More


SPEECH, SILENCE, AND SUBJECTIVITY IN GÍSLA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the use of verses as dialogue in the prosimetrum of Gísla saga. It shows how crediting a saga character with a verse may be a literary device to make manifest that character's ... More


GRETTIS SAGA AND THE FICTIONALIZATION OF BIOGRAPHY

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the complex interplay of diagetical and extra-diagetical, or soloiloquizing, dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Grettis saga. Its hero, Grettir, is both ostensibly the author ... More


EPILOGUE: HRAFNKELS SAGA AND THE HERO WITHOUT VERSE

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This epilogue shows how the hero of Hrafnkels saga, to whom no verses are attributed, is presented as an inscrutable, distant figure whose autocracy in the saga is insusceptible of explanation. With ... More


Introduction

David Clark

in Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Introduction introduces both Old Norse-Icelandic literature and gender and sexuality studies, and situates the book's approach in its critical context while providing an overview of the book's ... More


Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Julie Anne Legate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Voice and v investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is ... More


Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Martin Chase (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This collection of essays on Old Norse-Icelandic poetry is concerned with the blurring of boundaries between genres and periods. Many of the texts and topics taken up have been difficult to ... More


The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Orri Vesteinsson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

In this historical study of High-Medieval Iceland, the author investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in ... More


Old Norse-Icelandic Studies

Heather O’Donoghue

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the works of British Old Norse-Icelandic scholars. It explains that from the start, British interest in Old Norse studies was closely bound up with contemporary Old ... More


Introduction to the Saga

Heather O’Donoghue

in The Genesis of a Saga Narrative: Verse and Prose in Kormaks Saga

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117834
eISBN:
9780191671074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117834.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter discusses the Kormáks saga, an Icelandic saga about the life of one of Iceland's most celebrated poets: Kormákr Ögmundarson. It describes the origin and structure of the saga, its ... More


Iceland

J. Th. Thór

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter offers a brief survey of Icelandic vessels in the Middle Ages and discusses Iceland’s commercial links with Europe before 1800. It focuses on the role and employment of Icelandic sailors ... More


Introduction

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the principal wisdom poems in Old Icelandic and Old English. This book aims to show the breadth of interests and the rich ... More


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