AUC PHILOLOGICA

AUC PHILOLOGICA

AUC Philologica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica) je akademický časopis publikující jak lingvistické, tak literárně historické a teoretické studie. Nedílnou součástí časopisu jsou i recenze odborných knih a zprávy z akademického prostředí.

Časopis je indexován v databázích CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO a ERIH PLUS.

AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2019 No 3 (2019), 9–26

Narrative Modes, Narrative Space, and Narrative Play in the Post-Classical Sagas and Þættir of Icelanders

Lucie Korecká

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/24646830.2019.26
zveřejněno: 19. 12. 2019

Abstract

Scholars have traditionally viewed the post-classical sagas and ˂i˃þættir˂/i˃ of Icelanders, written between the second half of the 13th century and the early 15th century, as inferior to the classical sagas and ˂i˃þættir˂/i˃ in terms of narrative form and social relevance. In the present study we argue that the post-classical texts show an innovative approach to the concept of narrative space, and that they are reflective of the various narrative modes in a way that allows the narratives to become more varied and multi-layered than the classical sagas. We also argue that the increased use of supernatural motifs is not a sign of disinterest in the social concerns, because such motifs contribute to the conceptualization of the social issues that had changed after the end of the Sturlung Age, but they had not become less significant.

Klíčová slova: Old Norse literature; narratology; sagas of Icelanders

reference (25)

1. Arnold, Martin. The Post-Classical Icelandic Family Saga. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.

2. Cardew, Phil. "The Question of Genre in the Late Íslendingasögur: A Case Study of Þorskfirðinga saga." Sagas, Saints and Settlements. Ed. Gareth Williams and Paul Bibire. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 13-27.

3. Clover, Carol. The Medieval Saga. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1982.

4. Einarsson, Stefán. A History of Icelandic Literature. New York: Hopkins, 1957. CrossRef

5. Faulkes, Anthony. "Harðar saga." Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Phillip Pulsiano and Kirsten Wolf. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993. 269.

6. Gordon, Eric Valentine. An Introduction to Old Norse. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957.

7. Hallberg, Peter. The Icelandic Saga. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1962.

8. Hallberg, Peter. Den isländska sagan. Stockholm: Bonnier, 1964.

9. Hume, Kathryn. "The Thematic Design of Grettis saga." The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 73 (1974): 469-486.

10. Hume, Kathryn. Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature. New York: Methuen, 1984. CrossRef

11. Jakobsson, Ármann. "History of the Trolls? Bárðar saga as an Historical Narrative." Saga-Book 25 (1998): 53-71.

12. Jakobsson, Ármann. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Bárðar saga and Its Giants." Medieval Scandinavia 15 (2005): 1-15.

13. Nordal, Sigurður. Íslenzk menning I. Reykjavík: Mál og Menning, 1942.

14. Nordal, Sigurður. Litteraturhistorie: Norge og Island. Stockholm: Bonnier, 1953.

15. O'Connor, Ralph. "Astronomy and Dream Visions in Late Medieval Iceland: Stjörnu-Odda draumr and the Emergence of Norse Legendary Fiction." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111 (2012): 474-512. CrossRef

16. Ólason, Vésteinn. "The Fantastic Element in 14th-century Íslendingasögur." Gripla 18 (2007): 7-22.

17. Sävborg, Daniel. "Avstånd, gräns och förundran: Möten med de övernaturliga i islänningasagan." Greppaminni: Rit til heiðurs Vésteini Ólasyni sjötugum. Ed. Margrét Eggertsdóttir. Reykjavík: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag, 2009. 323-349.

18. Sävborg, Daniel. "Den efterklassiska islänningasagan och dess ålder." Arkiv för nordisk filologi 127 (2012a): 19-57.

19. Sävborg, Daniel. "Fornaldarsagan och den efterklassiska islänningasagans uppkomst." The Legendary Sagas: Origins and Development. Ed. Annette Lassen, Agneta Ney, and Ármann Jakobsson. Reykjavík: U of Iceland P, 2012b. 232-250.

20. Schach, Paul. "Gull-Þóris saga." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Vol. 6. Ed. Joseph Reese Strayer. New York: Scribner, 1985. 27.

21. Sveinsson, Einar Ólafur. The Age of the Sturlungs: Icelandic Civilisation in the Thirteenth Century. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1953.

22. Sveinsson, Einar Ólafur. Dating the Icelandic Sagas: An Essay in Method. London: Viking Society, 1958.

23. Todorov, Tzvetan. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1975.

24. Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary Lands into the Norwegian Realm c. 1195-1397. Leiden: Brill, 2011. CrossRef

25. Þorláksson, Helgi. "Konungsvald og hefnd." Sagas and the Norwegian Experience. Ed. Jan Ragnar Hagland. Trondheim: Norges teknisk-naturvitskaplege universitet, 1997. 249-261.

Creative Commons License
Narrative Modes, Narrative Space, and Narrative Play in the Post-Classical Sagas and Þættir of Icelanders is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


vychází: 4 x ročně
cena tištěného čísla: 150 Kč
ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830

Ke stažení