Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Egil, the Viking poet : new approaches to Egil's saga / edited by Laurence de Looze, Jón Karl Helgason, Russell Poole, and Torfi H. Tulinius
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 242 pages)
Series Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic series ; 9
Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies ; 9.
Contents The construction of Egil's saga / Torfi H. Tulinius -- Ars metrica and the composition of Egil's saga / Guðrún Nordal -- The concept of the self in Egil's saga : a Ricoeurean approach / Laurence de Looze -- Self-description in Egil's poetry / Margaret Clunies Ross -- Thorolf's choice : family and goodness in Egil's saga, ch. 40 / Ármann Jakobsson -- Elegy and old age in Egil's saga / Alison Finlay -- *Konutorrek : a husband's lament / Oren Falk -- Facebook for Vikings : social network analysis and Egil's saga / Timothy R. Tangherlini -- Egil strikes again : textual variation and the seventeenth-century reworkings of Egil's saga / Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir -- Bloody runes : the transgressive poetics of Egil's saga / Jón Karl Helgason -- A selected bibliography from the online annotated bibliography of Egil's saga / Álfdís Þorleifsdóttir, Katelin Parsons, and Jane Appleton
Summary "Egil, the Viking Poet focuses on one of the best-known Icelandic sagas, that of the extraordinary hero Egil Skallagrimsson. Descended from a lineage of trolls, shape-shifters, and warriors, Egil's transformation from a precocious and murderous child into a raider, mercenary, litigant, landholder, and poet epitomizes the many facets of Viking legend. The contributors to this collection of essays approach Egil's story from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, philology, network theory, social history, and literary theory. Strikingly original, their essays will appeal not only to dedicated students of Old Norse-Icelandic literature but also to those working in the fields of Viking studies, comparative ethnology, and folklore."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Laurence de Looze is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Western Ontario. Jón Karl Helgason is a professor in the Department of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. Russell Poole is a professor emeritus of the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario and the managing editor of the journal Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. Torfi H. Tulinius is a professor in the Department of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland
Print version record
SUBJECT Snorri Sturluson, 1179?-1241. Egils saga.
Egils saga (Snorri Sturluson) fast (OCoLC)fst01359936
Subject Sagas -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- German.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author De Looze, Laurence, author, editor.
Jón Karl Helgason, 1965- author, editor.
Poole, Russell Gilbert, editor.
Torfi H. Tulinius, 1958- author, editor.
ISBN 9781442621237