Syllabus/achievement requirements

For VMS4200 student signed up for classes spring 2020: compendium here. (N.B.! you have to be logged in to to have access)



Haugen, Odd Einar, 2009: A quarrel of the ancients and the moderns: on the merits of old and new philology in the editing of Old Norse texts. In: Ferrari, Fulvio & Bampi, Massimiliano (eds.): On editing Old Scandinavian texts: problems and perspectives. Trento. (Labirinti 119.). Pp. 9–37.

Quinn, Judy, 2000: Editing the Edda – the case of Vǫluspá. Scripta Islandica 51. Pp. 69–91.

Lodén, Sofia, 2014. Rewriting Le Chevalier au Lion: Different stages of literary transmission. In: Karl G. Johansson, Else Mundal (eds.), Riddarasǫgur: The Translation of Medieval Court Culture in Medieval Scandinavia. Pp. 91–106.

Rohrbach, Lena, 2013. Repositioning Jónsbók. Rearrangements of the law in fourteenth-century Iceland. In Steinar Imsen (ed.), Legislation and State Formation: Norway and its neighbours in the Middle Ages. Pp. 182–209.


Electronically available articles:

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Backman, Agnieszka and Alexandra Petrulevich, BLOGG Norse World: A digital humanities resource for spatial analysis of medieval texts 2019 – OPEN ACCESS

Barnes, Michael, “What is Runology and where does it stand today?”, Futhark (4) 2013 – OPEN ACCESS

Cappellotto, Anna, “Digital Scholarly Editing and Text Reconstruction: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches”, in A. Cipolla (ed.), Digital Philology: New Thoughts on Old Questions 2018 (pp. 77 – 98); ISBN: 978-88-6292-982-0


Clover, Carol, “Regardless if Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe”, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (68) 1993 – OPEN ACCESS

Clunies Ross, Margaret. "How to do things with Old Norse myths; on method and sources", Prolonged Echoes, pp 11-41. Odense: Odense University Press, 1994.

Franks, Amy J., “Valfödr, Völur and Valkyrjur: Odinn as a queer deity mediating the warrior halls of Viking Age Scandinavia”, Scandia: Journal of Medieval Norse Studies (2) 2019 – OPEN ACCESS

Friðriksdóttir, Jóhanna Katrín, “Foreword”, Kyngervi (1) 2019 – OPEN ACCESS

Glauser, Jürg, et al. Handbook of pre-modern Nordic Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Volume 1. 2018; chapters I 12 – I 15 (pp. 185 - 228); ISBN: 978-3-11-043136-0

Griffiths, David, “Rethinking the early Viking Age in the West”, Antiquity (93, 368) 2019 – OPEN ACCESS

Jennings, Andrew and Arne Kruse, “One coast – three peoples: names and ethnicity in the Scottish west during the early Viking period”, A. Woolf (ed.), Scandinavian Scotland – Twenty Years After. 2009 (pp. 75 – 102); ISBN: 978-0-9512573-7-1

Lethbridge, Emily and Steven Hartman, “Inscribing Environmental Memory in the Icelandic Sagas and the Icelandic Saga Map”, Proceedings of the Modern Language Association (131, 2) 2016 (pp. 381 – 191); ISSN: 0030-8129

Sandnes, Berit, “Place-names in Orkney as Evidence for Language Contact”, Northern Studies (34) 1999 – OPEN ACCESS

Vikstrand, Per, “Place-names and Viking Age religion”, C. Hough and D. Izdebska (eds.), Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. Vol. 2. Toponomastics II 2016 – OPEN ACCESS

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