Session1029
TitleBorderless Sainthood in Medieval Nordic Hagiography, I: Reception and Adaptation
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorNorse Hagiography Network
 
OrganiserTiffany Nicole White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
 
Moderator/ChairTiffany Nicole White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
 
Paper 1029-a (Sea-)Stranding and Thematic Unity in Andreas Saga Postola I
(Language: English)
Eugenia Kristina Vorobeva, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Rhetoric
Paper 1029-b The Cult and Hagiography of St Ambrose of Milan in Medieval Iceland
(Language: English)
Davide Salmoiraghi, Girton College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Liturgy; Social History
Paper 1029-c 'Eue þydiz upp i uárt maal eymd edr ue' ('Eve signifies in our language misery or woe'): The Presentation of Eve in the Fall Story of Stjórn I
(Language: English)
Natasha Bradley, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Gender Studies; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
 
AbstractThis panel highlights the reception and adaptation of Non-Nordic saints' vitae material in the medieval and Early Modern Nordic region, both in prose and poetry. The first paper focuses on the uniqueness of the Life of St Andrew in the Old Norse-Icelandic corpus, in comparison to its Latin counterparts. The second paper addresses the expansion of the Life of St Ambrose in Nordic sources. The third paper looks at the figure of Eve in the Norse biblical material, reflecting on the presentation of holy women in the corpus. The fourth paper examines the Early Modern Icelandic poem about Mary Magdalen.