IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1606: Men and Masculinities in Old Norse Literature, II

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Gareth Lloyd Evans, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Jessica Hancock, GCU London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Moderator/Chair:Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Paper 1606-aRedacted Masculinity: Similarities and Differences in Guðmundr inn ríki's Ljósvetninga Saga Portrayal
(Language: English)
Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, Háskóli Íslands, Reykjavík
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sexuality
Paper 1606-bHann hvarflar í milli búðanna ok reikar á fótum: Law and Performative Old Age in the Íslendingasögur
(Language: English)
Tom Morcom, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law
Paper 1606-cHvárrgi þeira vildi deila: Masculine Violence and Social Cohesion in Fóstbrœðra saga
(Language: English)
Alexander Wilson, Department of English Studies, Durham University
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 2 of 3, explores the interrelations between honour, humiliation, and masculinity in Old Norse texts.