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The Contingency of the Whale

María C. Gaztambide

in El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781683400707
eISBN:
9781683400851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400707.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 recapitulates on the most obvious strategies through which El Techo remained rooted in the past in order to define its contemporary visual identity: the perpetuation of medieval symbolism; ... More


Steinunn Finnsdóttir and Snækóngs rímur

Shaun F. D. Hughes

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Shaun F. D. Hughes highlights here the earliest known Icelandic woman poet. He guides us through her Snækóngs rímur, providing translations that make the poem more accessible. Steinunn is not an ... More


Einarr Skúlason, Snorri Sturluson, And The Post-Pagan Mythological Kenning

Christopher Abram

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Christopher Abram examines the relationship of Snorri Sturluson’s Edda to the earlier skalds he cites. Viking-Age skaldic poetry contains many references to pagan gods, but the poetry of the eleventh ... More


Rattus rattus as a Beast of Battle? Stanza 12 of Ragnars Saga

Rory McTurk

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rory McTurk discusses Stanza 12 from Ragnars saga, a late-thirteenth-century saga about a legendary Viking-Age hero. The stanzas in the saga date from a time when the rigid definitions of meters ... More


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