IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 333: New Perspectives in Old Norse Memory Studies

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Memory & the Pre-Modern North Network
Organisers:Simon Nygaard, Afdeling for Religionsvidenskab, Aarhus Universitet
Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Moderator/Chair:Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Paper 333-aThe Creation of Cultural Memory in the Paratexts of Íslendingabók
(Language: English)
Lukas Rösli, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Local History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 333-bTraumatic Memories: Writing The Violent Past in Medieval Iceland
(Language: English)
Marion Poilvez, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 333-cOld Norse Memory Studies: Project Presentation
(Language: English)
Jürg Glauser, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Pernille Hermann, Afdeling for Nordiske Studier og Oplevelsesøkonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

Collective and cultural memory studies are a useful prism through which to look at Old Norse material, and yet it is only in the recent two decades that these studies have gained a real foothold in Old Norse scholarship, manifested in recent anthologies dedicated to the topic of memory and the upcoming Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann and Stephen A. Mitchell. In this session the handbook will be presented, as well as papers providing fresh approaches to memory studies in the Old Norse field.