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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond
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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Martin Chase

Abstract

This collection of essays on Old Norse-Icelandic poetry is concerned with the blurring of boundaries between genres and periods. Many of the texts and topics taken up have been difficult to categorize and have received less attention than they deserve. The boundaries between genres (skaldic and eddic), periods (Viking Age, medieval, early modern) or cultures (Icelandic, Scandinavian, English, Continental) may not have been as clear to medieval authors and audiences as they seem to modern scholars. When questions of classification are allowed to fall into the background, it becomes easier to ap ... More

Keywords: Old Norse-Icelandic poetry, eddic poetry, skaldic poetry, Snorri Sturluson, genre classification, periodization, medieval Scandinavian literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823257812
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Chase, editor
Fordham University

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