Transforming Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Symposium

Friday March 12, 9:00am – 3:30pm (3:00pm – 9:30pm Icelandic and British Time)

Faculty of Arts
Department of Icelandic Language and Literature
Established 1951

9:00 am – 10:10 am (3:00 pm – 4:10 pm) Panel 1: Old Norse Literature and Realism
  • Panel Chair: Andrew McGillivray
  • Ármann Jakobsson, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Medieval Iceland: Saga Realism and the Sworn Brothers”
  • Heather O’Donoghue, “Madness, Mythology and Mitteleuropa: Günter Grass’s Transformation of Old Norse Myth in The Tin Drum
10:20 am – 11:30 am (4:20 pm – 5:30 pm) Panel 2: Old Norse Literature and Medievalism 11:40 am – 12:50 pm (5:40 pm – 6:50 pm) Panel 3: Illusions of Perspective 1:00 pm – 2:10 pm (7:00 pm – 8:10 pm) Panel 4: New Norse Creations 2:20 pm – 3:30 pm (8:20 pm – 9:30 pm) Panel 5: Connections to the Land of Giants
  • Panel Chair: Katrín Níelsdóttir
  • Amélie Roberts, “The Giantess as ‘Other’ in The Poetic Edda, Ynglinga Saga, and Gerður Kristný’s Bloodhoof
  • Zlata Odribets, “Trauma and Fragmentation in Grendel and Bloodhoof
Please follow This Link to pre-register to attend this event; questions can be directed to Dustin Geeraert (Dustin.Geeraert@umanitoba.ca). Image: Walter Crane, "The Viking Ship" (Photograph: University of Manitoba Archives’ copy of William Morris’s The Story of the Glittering Plain, Kelmscott Press, 1894; see JWMS, 2012).