Session1606
TitleMen and Masculinities in Old Norse Literature, II
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserGareth Lloyd Evans, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Jessica Clare Hancock, Learning Enhancement & Development, City, University of London
 
Moderator/ChairÁsdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
 
Paper 1606-a Redacted Masculinity: Similarities and Differences in Guðmundr inn ríki's Ljósvetninga Saga Portrayal
(Language: English)
Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Social & Human Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Sexuality
Paper 1606-b Hann hvarflar í milli búðanna ok reikar á fótum: Law and Performative Old Age in the Íslendingasögur
(Language: English)
Thomas Morcom, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Law
Paper 1606-c Hvárrgi þeira vildi deila: Masculine Violence and Social Cohesion in Fóstbrœðra saga
(Language: English)
Alexander J. Wilson, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
 
AbstractAs part of a group of sessions, these papers explore the wide range of masculinities and masculine characters that we encounter in Old Norse-Icelandic literature, and approach the categories of 'men' and 'masculinity' with the same critical scrutiny that has been brought to the study of women and femininities. These sessions complement the proposed sessions on 'Otherness, Monstrosity and Deviation in Old Norse Literature and Culture', and bolster the increasingly prominent Old Norse presence at the IMC. This session, session 2 of 3, explores the interrelations between honour, humiliation, and masculinity in Old Norse texts.