IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1706: Men and Masculinities in Old Norse Literature, III

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Gareth Lloyd Evans, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Jessica Hancock, GCU London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Moderator/Chair:Jessica Hancock, GCU London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Paper 1706-aPerverts and Predators: Rethinking Ergi and Male Sexual Aggression in Old Norse-Icelandic Texts
(Language: English)
Matthew Roby, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Sexuality
Paper 1706-bFemale Masculinity and the Sagas of Icelanders
(Language: English)
Gareth Lloyd Evans, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1706-cPeace and Power: Masculinity and (Non) Violence
(Language: English)
Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
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 3 of 3, explores the intersections between masculinities and power in Old Norse texts.