A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics

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Download or read book A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics written by Margaret Clunies Ross and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2011 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accessible guide to and description of the medieval poetic tradition in Scandinavia.

Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry

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ISBN 10 : 9781317070993
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Download or read book Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry written by Thomas Birkett and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry is the first book-length study to compare responses to runic heritage in the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. The Anglo-Saxon runic script had already become the preserve of antiquarians at the time the majority of Old English poetry was written down, and the Icelanders recording the mythology associated with the script were at some remove from the centres of runic practice in medieval Scandinavia. Both literary cultures thus inherited knowledge of the runic system and the traditions associated with it, but viewed this literate past from the vantage point of a developed manuscript culture. There has, as yet, been no comprehensive study of poetic responses to this scriptural heritage, which include episodes in such canonical texts as Beowulf, the Old English riddles and the poems of the Poetic Edda. By analysing the inflection of the script through shared literary traditions, this study enhances our understanding of the burgeoning of literary self-awareness in early medieval vernacular poetry and the construction of cultural memory, and furthers our understanding of the relationship between Anglo-Saxon and Norse textual cultures. The introduction sets out in detail the rationale for examining runes in poetry as a literary motif and surveys the relevant critical debates. The body of the volume is comprised of five linked case studies of runes in poetry, viewing these representations through the paradigm of scriptural reconstruction and the validation of contemporary literary, historical and religious sensibilities.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

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ISBN 10 : 9781400841424
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Download or read book The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics written by Stephen Cushman and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-26 with total page 1680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most important poetry reference for more than four decades—now fully updated for the twenty-first century Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition—the first new edition in almost twenty years—reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment—including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies—than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time

Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066296768
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Download or read book Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research written by Viking Society for Northern Research and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members in v. 3, 5.

Viking Mediologies

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ISBN 10 : 9780823298235
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Download or read book Viking Mediologies written by Kate Heslop and published by Fordham University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Viking Mediologies is a study of pre-modern multimedia rooted in the embodied poetic practice of Viking Age skalds. Prior study of the skaldic tradition has focused on authorship—distinctions of poetic style, historical contexts, and attention to the oeuvres of the skalds whose names are preserved in the written tradition. Kate Heslop reconsiders these not as texts but as pieces in a pre-modern media landscape, focusing on poetry’s medial capacity to embody memory, visuality, and sound. Mobile, hybrid, diasporic social formations—bands of raiders and traders, petty kingdoms, colonial expeditions—achieved new prominence in the Viking Age. Skalds offered the leaders of these groups something uniquely valuable. With their complicated poetry, they claimed to be able to capture shared contingent meanings and re-mediate them in named, memorable, reproducible works. The commemorative poetry in kviðuháttr remembers histories of ruin and loss. Skaldic ekphrasis discloses and reproduces the presence of the gods. Dróttkvætt encomium evokes for the leader’s retinue the soundscape of battle. As writing arrived in Scandinavia in the wake of Christianization, the media landscape shifted. In the poetry of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, skalds adjusted to the demands of a literate audience, while the historical and poetological texts of the Icelandic High Middle Ages opened a dialogue between Latin Christian ideas of mediation and local traditions. In the Second Grammatical Treatise, for example, the literate technology of the grid is used to analyze the complex resonances of dróttkvætt as the output of a syllable-spewing hurdy-gurdy—a poetry machine. Offering both new readings of both canonical works such as Ynglingatal, Ragnarsdrápa, and Háttatal, and examinations of lesser-known texts like Glymdrápa, Líknarbraut, and Sturla Þórðarson’s Hákonarkviða, Viking Mediologies explores the powers and limits of poetic mediation.

Learning and Understanding in the Old Norse World

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122441905
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Download or read book Learning and Understanding in the Old Norse World written by Judy Quinn and published by Brepols Pub. This book was released on 2007 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents twenty essays by leading scholars of Old Norse which bring into focus the nature of learned traditions - both oral and written - in medieval Scandinavia and the interpretation and re-interpretation of them over time. Theoretical frameworks for understanding Old Norse literature is the initial topic of the collection, which then moves on to present recent work on Old Norse myth and society; current perspectives on oral traditions in performance and text; and reflections on medieval ideas about language, both vernacular and Latin. The collection is rounded off by a section on prolonged traditions - the transformation of local and imported traditions into new literary forms. Individual essays in the volume offer significant primary research as well as reconsiderations of key issues in scholarship, their subjects ranging widely, both conceptually and chronologically, around the twin themes of learning and understanding. Like the research of the volume's honorand, Margaret Clunies Ross, Learning and Understanding in the Old Norse World exemplifies the diversity and vigour of current research in the field of Old Norse and draws together philological, literary, historical and anthropological perspectives on the subject.

Scandinavica

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Download or read book Scandinavica written by Elias Bredsdorff and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Historical Lacunae and Poetic Space

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Download or read book Historical Lacunae and Poetic Space written by Beverliey Braune and published by Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers. This book was released on 2022-03-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the nature of poetic reading using a creative approach to understanding Old Norse poetry. Through a poetic enactment, an epic poem and its companion reader, the author explores critical approaches to Old Norse poetry and poetics, exploring the complex relationship between history, criticism and the creative reader.

The Fantastic in Old Norse/Icelandic Literature

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ISBN 10 : WISC:89100604917
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Download or read book The Fantastic in Old Norse/Icelandic Literature written by John McKinnell and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 1131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Poetics of Commemoration

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ISBN 10 : 9780191063077
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Download or read book The Poetics of Commemoration written by Erin Michelle Goeres and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Poetics of Commemoration is a study of commemorative skaldic verse from the Viking Age. It investigates how skaldic poets responded to the deaths of kings and the ways in which poetic commemoration functioned within the social and political communities of the early medieval court. Beginning with the early genealogical poem Ynglingatal, the book explores how the commemoration of a king's ancestors could be used to consolidate his political position and to provide a shared history for the community. It then examines the presentation of dead kings in the poems Eiríksmál and Hákonarmál, showing how poets could re-cast their kings as characters of myth and legend in the afterlife. This is followed by an analysis of verse in which poets use their commemoration of one king to reinforce their relationship with his successor; it is shown that poetry could both help and hinder the integration of the poet into the retinue of a new king. Focusing then on the memorial poems composed for Kings Óláfr Tryggvason and Óláfr Haraldsson, as well as for the Jarls of the Orkney Islands, the book considers the tension between public and private expressions of grief. It explores the strategies used by poets to negotiate the tumultuous period that followed the death of a king, and to work through their own emotional responses to that loss. The book demonstrates that skaldic poets engaged with the deaths of rulers in a wide variety of ways, and that poetic commemoration was a particularly effective means not only of constructing a collective memory of the dead man, but also of consolidating the new social identity of the community he left behind.

Saami Loanwords in Old Norse

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Download or read book Saami Loanwords in Old Norse written by Adam Hyllested and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015076110652
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Download or read book Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages written by Brenda Bolton and published by Brepols Pub. This book was released on 2007 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Concepts of power and authority and the relationship between them were fundamental to many aspects of medieval society. The essays in this collection present a series of case studies that range widely, both chronologically and geographically, from Lombard Italy to early-modern Iberia and from Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and later-medieval England to twelfth-century France and the lands beyond the Elbe in the conversion period. While some papers deal with traditional royal, princely and ecclesiastical authority, they do so in new ways. Others examine groups and aspects less obviously connected to power and authority, such as the networks of influence centring on royal women or powerful ecclesiastics, the power relationships revealed in Anglo-Saxon and Old-Norse literature or the influence that might be exercised by needy crusaders, by Jews with the ability to advance loans or by parish priests on the basis of their local connections. An important section discusses the power of the written word, whether papal bulls, collections of miracle stories, or the documents produced in lawsuits. The papers in this volume demonstrate the variety and multiplicity of both power and authority and the many ways by which individuals exercised influence and exerted a claim to be heard and respected.

JEGP, Journal of English and Germanic Philology

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Download or read book JEGP, Journal of English and Germanic Philology written by Gustaf E. Karsten and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

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'Shadow' and Paradoxes of Darkness in Old English and Old Norse Poetic Language

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Download or read book 'Shadow' and Paradoxes of Darkness in Old English and Old Norse Poetic Language written by Filip Missuno and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This thesis confronts, explores, and attempts to meaningfully interpret a surprising nexus of stimulating cruces and paradoxes in Old English poetry and prose and Old Norse skaldic and Eddic poetry. The study focuses on the complex linguistic and literary manifestations of darkness, a complex and long-underestimated phenomenon for which the most appropriate term is 'shadow'. Rather than operating with modern categories and traditional dichotomies (light/darkness), I attempt to approach the evidence on its own terms, working from the words, their collocations, and narrow contexts up to larger literary assessments. Furthermore, the comparative Old English/Old Norse approach can provide both contextualisation for the findings and control over what we can and cannot infer from them. Reflecting these methodologies (presented in Chapter 1), the core part of the thesis (Chapters 2-5) unfolds from semantics and style to texts and literary traditions, alternating at both stages between Old English and Old Norse. Chapters 2-3 provide an in-depth examination of the formal and stylistic features and the immediate textual environments of 'shadow', enabling the reconstruction of semantic values and associations. In Chapters 4-5, I conduct close readings of the most relevant and revealing Old English and Old Norse texts. My case studies are further contextualised by enlarging the focus of enquiry and correlating the deployment of 'shadow' with questions of manuscript context, medium (prose/verse), form (skaldic/Eddic), genre (mythological/heroic/religious), and wider literary-historical links. Chapter 6 brings together the evidence for the existence, nature, and function of a 'shadow' theme, or themes, in Old English and Old Norse poetic language. Evaluating the significance of the parallels between the two traditions as well as within them, I recontextualise 'shadow' in relation to chronology, history, inheritance, contact and influence, and society and culture. The findings also afford new perspectives that can reshape our understanding of the underlying poetics.

Creating the Medieval Saga

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132520516
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Download or read book Creating the Medieval Saga written by Judy Quinn and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this book were delivered at the symposium "Creating the Medieval Saga," held in Bergen in 2005. The papers have been revised after discussion with respondents and other members of the symposium audience. Focus at the symposium was on the ways in which editorial practices have created, out of complex manuscript witnesses (dating from the 13th to the 19th century), a body of deceptively neat narratives, the medieval Icelandic sagas.

Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131233335
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Download or read book Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland written by Kirsten Wolf and published by Cornell Univ Libraries. This book was released on 2008 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islandica LIVThe world of romance, whether secular or sacred, is often fraught with difficulties. Lovers are parted and have to struggle to be reunited, monsters or evil stepmothers have to be defeated, and the strength of one's devotion to God or the Virgin Mary has to be demonstrated. Scholars of medieval romance themselves often encounter a thicket of theoretical or philological thorns to wade through, but as all lovers of a good romance know, the protagonist is always rewarded for his or her kindness, wit, hard work, and perseverance.--from Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern IcelandMarianne Kalinke, who retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2006, made profound contributions in Old Norse-Icelandic literature over her distinguished career of teaching and writing. She is perhaps best known for her Bridal-Quest Romance in Medieval Iceland, also in the Islandica series. This volume in her honor features new essays by fourteen authors on the theme of Old Norse-Icelandic romance and love. Several chapters examine love between a man and a woman with special focus on the ways in which the Sagas of Icelanders differ from courtly romances; tragic and comic elements of Icelandic tales of love; and the differing societal roles of women and men. Other chapters explore the intersection of folklore, mythology, and romance; the role of dwarfs in fourteenth-century Icelandic romances; and the characteristics that distinguish heroic epics from romances. Aspects of love as expressed through religion are highlighted in chapters on sacred and hagiographic texts. For more about the Islandica series, visit http: //cip.cornell.edu/Islandica.