King Gylfi asks the Gods about Norse mythology – from an 18th-century ms now in the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland.
with Dr Heather O’Donoghue (Oxford University)
at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Old Norse myth: what is it, and where did it come from?|
|11.45||Gods and Giants|
|14:00||Creation and Apocalypse|
|15:15||What happened next? The afterlife of Old Norse myth|
Heather O’Donoghue is Vigfusson Rausing Reader in Old Norse-Icelandic literature at the University of Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of Linacre College. Her primary field of research is Old Norse-Icelandic literature, that is, the poetry and prose of medieval Iceland and Norway. Recent publications include Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: a short introduction (Blackwell 2004); Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative (Oxford University Press 2005) and From Asgard to Valhalla (IB Tauris
O’Donoghue, H., From Asgard to Valhalla (I.B.Tauris 2007).
Faulkes, A. (tr.), Snorri Sturluson: Edda (The Prose Edda) (London 1987).
Larrington, C. (tr.), The Poetic Edda (Oxford, 1999)
Lindow, J., Norse Mythology (Oxford 2001).
Orchard, A., Cassell’s Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (London 1997).
Turville-Petre, E.O.G., Myth and Religion of the North (New York 1964).
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