IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1218: Breaking Rules and Following Rules in Medieval Icelandic History and Literature

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sheryl McDonald Werronen, School of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Helen Price, School of English, University of Leeds
Paper 1218-aSidestepping the Christian Romance Landscape in Nitida Saga
(Language: English)
Sheryl McDonald Werronen, School of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Mentalities
Paper 1218-bThe Rule of St Augustine in Þorláks saga in elzta
(Language: English)
Nicola Lugosch, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Mentalities
Paper 1218-cAdministrative Literacy: Máldagar, Officials, and Clerical Social Networks in Iceland
(Language: English)
Erika Sigurdson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

Within the context of medieval Icelandic literature and history, the presentations in this session consider the idea of rules from different perspectives: rules as literary conventions, monastic rules in hagiography, and rules for the organisation of the clergy.