Session206
TitleThe Reception and Use of Medieval Icelandic Texts after the Reformation, I
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserSheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
 
Moderator/ChairSheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
 
Paper 206-a Icelandic Manuscripts in 18th-Century Ireland: The Collection of Vicar James Johnstone
(Language: English)
Matthew Driscoll, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 206-b The Early Transmission of Hrómundar saga Gripssonar
(Language: English)
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Linacre College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 206-c The Postmedieval Manuscripts of Trójumanna saga: The Function and Socio-Literary Place of the Troy Story in Early Modern Iceland
(Language: English)
Sabine Heidi Walther, Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Abteilung für skandinavische Sprachen und Literaturen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Learning (The Classical Inheritance); Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
 
AbstractWhile still not as well-studied as it deserves or as other fields within Old Norse-Icelandic studies, an increasing amount of research is being done within the field of post-medieval manuscript production and scribal practise. These two complementary sessions will highlight some of the current projects based at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen and further afield, with a particular focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, when medieval texts and old manuscripts were both actively sought out and copied anew by the elites in Iceland and Scandinavia.