IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1349: Nordic Hagiography: Objects in Texts/Texts as Objects

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Norse Hagiography Network
Organiser:Tiffany White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Kimberley-Joy Knight, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Sydney
Paper 1349-aA Text for Nuns: An Old Icelandic Translation of the Vita Malchi in København, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, AM 764 4to
(Language: English)
Daria Segal, Department of History, Tel Aviv University
Daria Segal, Department of History, Tel Aviv University
Daria Segal, Department of History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 1349-bThe Body and the Book: On Icelandic Manuscripts of the Passio of St Margaret
(Language: English)
Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 1349-cHellish Things: Heightened Materiality in Duggals Leiðsla and Visio Tnugdali
(Language: English)
Isobel Boles, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Isobel Boles, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Isobel Boles, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Theology
Abstract

This session explores sanctity in the Nordic Middle Ages via materiality. Our first presenter considers the use of the physical manuscript, AM 764 4to, in nunneries. Similarly, our second presenter will discuss the use of several 12mo passios of St Margaret and how these books as objects relate to other preserved material such as prayers, biblical verses, and magical formulae. Our third presenter examines the portrayal of hell as a place bursting with physicality and unusual objects and bodies inDuggals Leiðsla and the Visio Tnugdali. Our final presenter discusses the appearance of the theme of friendship in Old Norse manuscripts, especially Bergr Sokkason’s Nikulás saga.