Session638
TitleAfter the Icelandic Commonwealth, II: Representing Royal Power
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserThomas Morcom, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairRebecca Merkelbach, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Paper 638-a The Dissenting þættir of Hulda-Hrokkinskinna and the Post-1264 Redaction of the Sagas of Kings
(Language: English)
Thomas Morcom, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 638-b Gunnhildr konungamóðir, the Icelanders, and the Question of Otherness
(Language: English)
Sigrun Borgen Wik, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Political Thought; Women's Studies
Paper 638-c A King of Their Own?: Óláfr Tryggvason in Medieval Icelandic Prose
(Language: English)
Ann Sheffield, Department of Chemistry, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
 
AbstractThis panel is part of a series on 'Iceland in the Medieval World', focusing on discursive navigations of the social, cultural, and political position of Iceland, after the island became part of the kingdom of Norway in 1262-1264. This panel examines how Old Norse-Icelandic literary texts represent royal authorities, and what these representations suggest about the shifting relationship between medieval Icelanders and foreign regnal power during and after the dissolution of the independent commonwealth. In particular, this panel focuses on how these texts construct the dichotomy between Norwegians and Icelanders to express contemporaneous attitudes towards the institution of Norwegian rule.