The Never-ending Popularity of Njals Saga: The Manuscript Evidence

Posted March 20, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Little Hall 130, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

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Svanhildur Oskarsdottir of the University of Iceland will speak on the manuscripts of Njals saga, one of the masterpieces of medieval literature. She will emphasize the sheer number of Njals saga manuscripts, their differences, and the scribal and reader responses that can be gleaned from them.

This lecture is part of the 2016-2017 University of Maine Humanities Center Symposium – Saga and Story: An Interdisciplinary Exploration from the Vikings to Our Time.

Additional support provide by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.

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