COA15 - Poetry and Remembrance- 1 min
Poetry and Remembrance
In this episode, we explore poets and poetry in the Norse world, focusing particularly on the role they played in preserving history, myth and legend.
Along the way we see what happens when you eat a fish’s head, unlock the meaning of confounding Skaldic verses and hear what Snorri Sturluson had to say about poets and their role in preserving history.
I do hope you enjoy.
Austrfararvísur by Sigvatr Þórðarson. Translated by R. D. Fulk.
Haraldskvæði by Þorbjorn hornklofi. Translated by R. D. Fulk.
Viking Age Iceland by Jesse Byock.
The Viking diaspora. by Judith Jesch.
A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics by Margaret Clunies Ross.
From Orality to Literacy in Medieval Iceland by Judy Quinn. In Old Icelandic Literature in Society edited by Margaret Clunies Ross.
Poetry and its changing importance in medieval Icelandic culture by Kari Ellen Gade. In Old Icelandic Literature in Society edited by Margaret Clunies Ross.
From Iceland to Norway: Essential Rites of Passage for an Early Icelandic Skald by Margaret Clunies Ross
Poetry in the Viking Age by Judith Jesch in The Viking World.
Eddic Poetry by Terry Gunnell. In A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture edited by Rory McTurk.
Skaldic Poetry by Diana Whaley. In A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture edited by Rory McTurk.
Skaldic Verse and Social Discrimination in Medieval Iceland by Guðrún Nordal.
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