Women in Old Norse Literature: Bodies, Words, and Power (BOK)

Johanna Katrin Frioriksdottir

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Old Norse texts offer many different ideas about what it is to be female, presenting women who occupy diverse social and economic positions or who have varying racial origins. Covering a much wider range of texts than have previous studies, this book presents a comprehensive and ground-breaking analysis of women in Old Norse literature. Raising new, probing questions, generated by theoretical insights from comparative studies, and from feminist, queer, monster and speech act theory, Johanna Katrin Frioriksdottir explores the many ways in which medieval Icelandic sagas construct the relationship between women and power. Illuminating the preoccupations, desires, and anxieties of the sagas' authors and audiences, this book offers excitingly fresh perspectives on how Icelandic prose genres mediate medieval attitudes to women, power, social organization, and ideal human behavior.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Johanna Katrin Frioriksdottir
ISBN 9780230120426
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 226 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval