The Afterlife of Old Norse Literature (UVic)

Books (available at the University Bookstore)

  • The Sagas of Icelanders. A Selection. Ed. Örnólfur Thorsson (Penguin Books 2000). (In it you find Egils Saga, The Saga of the People of Laxardal, The Vinland Sagas, i.e. The saga of Eirik the Red and The Saga of the Greenlanders)
  • Jón Karl Helgason. Echoes of Valhalla. The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas. (Reaktion Books, 2017)

See the list below for online material (follow the links)

Readings during the first few weeks

Thursday, September 5: INTRODUCTION

Monday, September 9: RETELLINGS

Thursday, September 12, RETELLINGS

  • Snorri Sturluson. The Prose Edda (13th C) (Prologue, Gylfaginning, and section I of Skáldskaparmál, p. 1-65)
  • Echoes of Valhalla, pp. 45-75.
  • Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coins, Royal Canadian Mint (Odin, Thor & Frigg)

Monday, September 16, POEMS

Thursday, September 19, POEMS

Useful resources