IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 549: Transmission of Old Icelandic Texts in Their Manuscript Contexts

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Ermenegilda Rachel Müller, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Moderator/Chair:Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Paper 549-aHow Has the Literature of the Icelandic Middle Ages Come Down to Us?
(Language: English)
Matthew Driscoll, Irish & Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster / Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Matthew Driscoll, Irish & Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster / Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Matthew Driscoll, Irish & Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster / Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 549-bUm Grænlands byggð: The Greenland Epilogue of Króka-Refs saga
(Language: English)
Zuzana Stankovitsová, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Zuzana Stankovitsová, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Zuzana Stankovitsová, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 549-cVariance and Material Transmission of Víga-Glúms saga in the 17th Century
(Language: English)
Ermenegilda Rachel Müller, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Ermenegilda Rachel Müller, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Ermenegilda Rachel Müller, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 549-dStudies in the Transmission of Kringilnefjukvæði
(Language: English)
Ana Belén Piñera Álvarez, Institut für Skandinavistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Ana Belén Piñera Álvarez, Institut für Skandinavistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Ana Belén Piñera Álvarez, Institut für Skandinavistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session focuses on the interplay between the textual variance and the material transmission of Old Icelandic texts. Its four papers address the material transmission of medieval Icelandic texts in the post-medieval period (Matthew James Driscoll), the variance and manuscript context of two sagas of the Icelanders (Ermenegilda Müller, Zuzana Stankovitsová), and the material transmission of the sagnakvæði (folktale poem) Kringilnefjukvæði (Ana Piñera, Jan Kozák et al.). All papers adopt a material-philological approach and share a common set of methods:
– Emphasis on the variance of texts rather than their archetype.
– Analysis of the interaction between the texts and the codicological features of individual manuscripts.
– Quantitative treatment of textual variation and codicological features.