IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1506: Men and Masculinities in Old Norse Literature, I

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Gareth Lloyd Evans, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Jessica Hancock, GCU London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Moderator/Chair:Gareth Lloyd Evans, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Paper 1506-aFaith and Friendship: The Masculine World of Lárentíus saga biskups
(Language: English)
Carl L. Phelpstead, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1506-bChums and the 'Intimacies of a Wife': rekkjufélagar and wífs rúnar
(Language: English)
David Ashurst, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Sexuality
Paper 1506-c'Hjarta Högna, bróður míns, blóðugt': Male Familial Relationships in the Poetic Edda and Völsunga saga
(Language: English)
Jessica Hancock, GCU London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

As part of a group of sessions, these papers explore the wide range of masculinities and masculine characters that we encounter in Old Norse-Icelandic literature, and approach the categories of ‘men’ and ‘masculinity’ with the same critical scrutiny that has been brought to the study of women and femininities. These sessions complement the proposed sessions on ‘Otherness, Monstrosity, and Deviation in Old Norse Literature and Culture’, and bolster the increasingly prominent Old Norse presence at the IMC. This session, session 1 of 3, explores various types of relationships between men in Old Norse texts.