Germanic Languages | Old Icelandic
G636 | 26335 | K. Gade


Medieval Icelandic poetic and prose literary texts: history of the
literature and of literary scholarship. During the semester, we will
focus a selection of saga texts that will be read/translated in
class (including the accompanying skaldic or eddic poetry). Special
attention will be paid to linguistic peculiarities. The course will
also contain an overview of Old Norse literary scholarship in
general and also of certain aspects of linguistics scholarship.
There will be no exams, but a final paper is required (topics to be
discussed). Students will be expected to give oral presentations of
the secondary sources on the reading list. Prerequisite: G635 or the
equivalent.
Book:
Zoga, Geir. A Conscise Dictionary of Old Icelandic. Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, 2004. ISBN: 0802087051-9780802087058