Session1022
TitleRímur: On the Borders of Orality and Literacy
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserTeresa Dröfn Freysdóttir Njarðvík, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
 
Moderator/ChairKatarzyna Anna Kapitan, Linacre College, University of Oxford
 
Paper 1022-a Ölvis Rímur sterka: Oral aspects of Rímur Transmission
(Language: English)
Teresa Dröfn Freysdóttir Njarðvík, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Literacy and Orality
Paper 1022-b Performative Features and Styles in Medieval Rímur
(Language: English)
Pétur Húni Björnsson, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Literacy and Orality
Paper 1022-c Language and Metre of Kraftaskáld Magic in the Rímur Form
(Language: English)
Eirik Westcoat, Independent Scholar, Pittsburgh
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
 
AbstractThis three paper session will focus on the Icelandic rímur tradition, as a tradition standing at the borders of orality and litaracy. The papers in the session will explore how the material preserved in rímur form tends to flow between mediums, from prose to poetry and back, how rímur were transmitted and preserved in oral tradition, how performative features and styles have set its mark upon the tradition, and in what way language use in sorcerous rímur augment their effectiveness.