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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 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


Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

David Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first study to investigate both the relation between gender and violence in the Old Norse Poetic Edda and key family and contemporary sagas, and the interrelated nature of these ... 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


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


Encountering the Sagas

Carl Phelpstead

in An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066516
eISBN:
9780813058719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066516.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 1 is an introductory chapter. Between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, Icelanders produced as rich, varied, and extensive a vernacular literature as was produced anywhere in medieval ... More


Germanic Pederasty: The Evidence of the Classical Ethnographers

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 2 reviews the ethnographical evidence available which suggests that the pre‐Migration Germanic tribes may have practised pederasty and same‐sex rites of initiation, also comparing accounts ... More


Modelling Saga Masculinities

Gareth Lloyd Evans

in Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831242
eISBN:
9780191869082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831242.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter briefly considers past scholarship on gender and masculinity in Old Norse literature, before producing a critique of the currently dominant model of gender in medieval Icelandic ... More


The Sagas in English

Carl Phelpstead

in An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066516
eISBN:
9780813058719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066516.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 5 considers the translation history of the sagas of Icelanders into English. The chapter reveals the importance of the Icelandic sagas to literary culture in the English-speaking world over ... 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


Conclusion

Gareth Lloyd Evans

in Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831242
eISBN:
9780191869082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831242.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The conclusion brings together the book’s major findings, summarizes its arguments, and underscores the significance of its contributions to the field. It highlights the ambiguous representation of ... 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


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

Gareth Lloyd Evans

in Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831242
eISBN:
9780191869082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831242.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Introduction gives brief overviews of the book’s four main chapters and draws attention to the overarching arguments that are developed within them. Accessible introductions to Old ... More


Homosocial Masculinities

Gareth Lloyd Evans

in Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831242
eISBN:
9780191869082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter uses the concept of homosociality to discuss attitudes to, and representations of, relationships between men. Examining masculinities and masculine characters from each of the forty ... More


Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Gareth Lloyd Evans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831242
eISBN:
9780191869082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume is the first book-length study of masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders. Spanning the entire corpus of the sagas of Icelanders—and so taking into account a number of little-studied ... More


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