Scholarly articles

This page contains a list Jón Karl Helgason's scholarly articles in English, many of which are available online (follow links).

Old Norse Literature

  • Þegi þú Þórr!: Gender, Class and Discourse in Þrymskviða.“ Cold Counsel: Women in Old Norse Literature. Eds. Karen Swenson og Sarah May Anderson. Garland, 2002, s. 159–66.
  • "Bloody Runes. The Transgressive Poetics of Egil's Saga." Egil, the Viking Poet: New Approaches to Egils Saga. Ritstj. Torfi H. Tulinius, Jón Karl Helgason, Laurence de Looze og Russell Poole. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2015, s. 197-215.

Reception Studies

  • „We Who Cherish Njáls saga: Alþingi as Literary Patron.“ Í Northern Antiquity. The Post-Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga. Ritstj./Editor: Andrew Wawn. Hisarlik Press 1994, s. 143-61 (republished in The Rewriting of Njáls Saga).
  • „On Danish Borders: Icelandic Sagas in German Occupied Denmark.“ Samtíðarsögur: níunda Alþjóðlega fornsagnaþingið: forprent. Alþjóðlega fornsagnaþingið, 1994, s. 408-22 (republished í The Rewriting of Njáls Saga).
  • "Reading Saga Landscapes. The Case of Samuel E. Waller.“ In The Cultural Reconstruction of Places. Ed. Ástráður Eysteinsson. Reykjavík: The University of Iceland Press. 2006, pp. 101–10 (republished in Echoes of Valhalla)
  • "Njáls saga as a novel: four aspects of rewriting.“ In The Garden of Crossing Paths: The Manipulation and Rewriting of Medieval Texts. Eds. Marina Buzzoni og Massimiliano Bampi. Cafoscarina, 2005, pp. 185-92, (republished in Echoes of Valhalla).
  • "Alþingi, the Sagas and the Twentieth Century." The manuscripts of Iceland. Eds. Gísli Sigurðsson and Vésteinn Ólason. Reykjavík : Stofnun Árna Magnússonar á Íslandi, 2004.
  • "Continuity? The Icelandic Sagas in Post-Medieval Times.2 In A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture. Ed. Rory McTurk. Blackwell, 2005, pp. 64–81.
  • "Nordic Gods and Popular Culture." The Pre-Christian Religions of the North Research and Reception, Vol. II: From c. 1830 to the Present. Ritstj. Margaret Clunies Ross. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, s. 419-53 (endurbirt í Echoes of Valhalla).
  • "Popular Culture." Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies. Interdisciplinary Approaches.Ritstj. Glauser, Jürg / Hermann, Pernille / Mitchell, Stephen A. Berlín, Boston: De Gruyter, 2018, s. 370–379.

Cultural Saints

  • "The Role of Cultural Saints in European Nation States". In Culture Contacts and the Making of Cultures: Papers in Homage to Itamar Even-Zohar, eds. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy  and Gideon Toury. Tel-Aviv: Unit of Culture Research, Tel Aviv University, 2011, pp. 245-251.
  • "Relics and Rituals: The Canonization of Cultural 'Saints' from a Social Perspective." Primerjalna književnost 34.1 (2011): 165-89.
  • "A Poet’s Great Return Jónas Hallgrímsson’s reburial and Milan Kundera’s Ignorance." Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 20 (2011): 52-61.
  • "Translation and Canonization: Posthumous Writings by Hans Christian Andersen and Jónas Hallgrímsson." Nordic Responses. Translation, History, Literary Culture. Eds. Jakob Lothe, Ástráður Eysteinsson og Mats Jansson. Oslo: Novus Press, 2014, pp. 23-34.
  • "Cultural Sainthood and Great Immortality: an Introduction". Í Great Immortality
    Studies on European Cultural Sainthood. Ritstj. Jón Karl Helgason and Marijan Dović. National Cultivation of Culture  18. Leiden: Brill, 2018, s. 1-14.

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