Session838
TitleAfter the Icelandic Commonwealth, IV: Making Connections, Narrating Identity
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserThomas Morcom, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairAnn Sheffield, Department of Chemistry, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
 
Paper 838-a From Israel to Iceland: The Hebrew Bible and the Typological Structure of Sturlunga Saga
(Language: English)
Daniel Martin White, Department of Icelandic & Old Norse Studies, Ronin Institute, New Jersey
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Theology
Paper 838-b 'Þorsteinn hét maðr': A Socio-Onomastic Analysis
(Language: English)
Solveig Bollig, Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Onomastics
Paper 838-c From Troy to Iceland: The Use of Translatio imperii and Icelandic Identity
(Language: English)
Beatrice Bedogni, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Comparative; Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
 
AbstractThis is the final panel 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 seeks to unravel how later medieval Old-Norse Icelandic cultural products invoke and transform legal, religious, or narrative material in order to think about textual adaptation as a political practice. This comparative approach offers a reconsideration of how medieval Icelanders asserted their position within medieval textual networks, an impulse that may have been particularly significant in the fraught cultural context of later medieval Iceland.