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English Poetry and Old Norse MythA History

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History traces the influence of Old Norse myth—stories about divine beings such as Odin, Thor, Baldr and Freyja—on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the ... More

The Poetics of CommemorationSkaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Erin Michelle Goeres

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This book is a study of commemorative skaldic verse from the Viking Age. It investigates how skaldic poets responded to the deaths of kings and the ways in which poetic commemoration functioned ... More

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