IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1242: Sagas of Icelanders: Making and Mending

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Viking Society for Northern Research
Organiser:Alison Finlay, Department of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Haki Antonsson, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College London
Paper 1242-aTwisted Mirror Twins: Grettir the Strong and Þorgeirr Hávarsson in Each Other's Light
(Language: English)
Slavica Rankovic, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1242-bThe Lacunae in Bjarnar saga Hítdoelakappa
(Language: English)
Alison Finlay, Department of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1242-cLacuna in Vápnfirðinga saga: A (Post-)Medieval Curio and Text-Editing Practices of the First Half of the 20th Century
(Language: English)
Ilya Sverdlov, Independent Scholar, Helsinki
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The session focuses on saga construction. The first paper deals with verbal echoes and thematic overlaps in Fóstbræðra saga and Grettis saga; the second and third discuss sagas with serious lacunae, from the point of view of reconstructing the missing content in one case, and of editorial strategies towards the missing text.